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Nos 80 and 81 and Attached Forecourt Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2625 / 50°15'44"N

Longitude: -5.0515 / 5°3'5"W

OS Eastings: 182610

OS Northings: 44730

OS Grid: SW826447

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XG8Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 089B.HV9

Entry Name: Nos 80 and 81 and Attached Forecourt Railings

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201495

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377490

Location: Truro, Cornwall, TR1

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Truro

Built-Up Area: Truro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St John and St Paul, Truro

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


880-1/7/175 (West side)
29/12/50 Nos.80 AND 81
and attached forecourt railings


Large town house, now commercial premises. c1807. For William
Mudge, furniture merchant. Local freestone ashlar front,
otherwise brick-faced, natural slate roof with projecting
eaves, stuccoed end stack on the left. Double-depth plan with
central entrance hall and 2 large reception rooms at the
3 storeys over basement; symmetrical 5-window range to front.
2 central round-arched doorways with panelled reveals, 6-panel
doors and fanlights, wide distyle Doric porch with fluted
columns and moulded entablature with guttae to sides and
mutules to cornice.
First-floor sill string, tall central round-headed niche with
square panel above; moulded eaves cornice and shallow
segmental arches over sashes with glazing bars: original
hornless sashes to 2nd floor, horned copies to first floor and
false sashes with pivoting top lights to ground floor.
Right-hand return has 3-window front with blind openings
except for 12-pane sash to ground-floor left and 4 small later
windows to piers to ground and first-floors on the right.
INTERIOR: No.82 has many original features including 2
elaborate plaster panelled ceilings with moulded ribs and
carved pendants (the one to the rear room much restored);
panelled shutters and panelled doors between scribed pilasters
and with moulded hoods; plaster vaulted vestibule with
acanthus central roses and moulded pilasters leading through
round-arched doorway with fluted columns to stair hall with
open-well open-string staircase with mahogany handrail
scrolled over newel. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: wrought-iron
railings with scrolled spear-head finials stand over forecourt
plinth and return at either end.

Listing NGR: SW8261044730

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