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Townsend House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bodmin, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4693 / 50°28'9"N

Longitude: -4.7356 / 4°44'8"W

OS Eastings: 205963

OS Northings: 66850

OS Grid: SX059668

Mapcode National: GBR N2.MTMH

Mapcode Global: FRA 07ZT.6X9

Entry Name: Townsend House

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195284

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368052

Location: Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Bodmin

Built-Up Area: Bodmin

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Bodmin

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 01/05/2012


(North side)
(North side)
Townsend House

(Formerly listed as Townsend House at St Lawrence's Hospital)


Former hospital manager's house built in 1838 and designed by George Wightwick. In 1898 porch and rear extension added for the Asylum Board by Silvanus Trevail.
Two storyed coursed and squared polychrome stone building with granite plinth, sills and mid-floor string; shallow freestone segmental arches; rag slate hipped roof with projecting eaves on brackets, 2 brick axial stacks. Double-depth L-shaped plan with a regular 3-window front. Original 12-pane hornless sashes. Central doorway with C20 glazed and panelled door within late C19 flat-roofed glazed transomed porch with moulded cornice and moulded corners and frames; later lean-to conservatory on its right. Far right is wide doorway with pair of cast-iron latticed doors. Right-hand return (facing road) has brick 4-centred arched doorway with framed and planked door on left and an original sash over late C19 canted bay window with horned sashes within moulded architraves. Left-hand return has original 1st-floor sash and 4-panel door. Rear has original sashes and a 4-panel door.
INTERIOR: not inspected except to note open-string staircase with stick balusters and mahogany handrail scrolled over newel, moulded ceiling cornice to entrance hall and slatted shelves on turned legs in porch.

Sources:- Colvin H: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840: London: 1978-: 890).
CRO AD396/557/131

Listing NGR: SX0596466853

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