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1, 2 and 3, Bank Place

A Grade II* Listed Building in Falmouth, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1517 / 50°9'6"N

Longitude: -5.0652 / 5°3'54"W

OS Eastings: 181122

OS Northings: 32455

OS Grid: SW811324

Mapcode National: GBR ZD.TJNR

Mapcode Global: FRA 088M.BGP

Entry Name: 1, 2 and 3, Bank Place

Listing Date: 22 July 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460079

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Falmouth

Built-Up Area: Falmouth

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Falmouth King Charles the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


FALMOUTH

SW8132SW BANK PLACE
843-1/11/29 Nos.1, 2 AND 3
22/07/49

GV II*

Terrace of 3 large town houses, No.1 with later shops. c1770s.
Red brick on rubble with granite plinth, mid-floor strings and
keyblocks to flat brick arches; modillion eaves cornice also
to central triangular pediment with lunette over; original
grouted scantle slate roof to No.1 (right), Delabole slate to
No.2 and dry slate to No.3; 2 brick axial stacks and end stack
on right; hipped ends. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys. Terrace
of 3 houses designed as a unified "palace" front, each house
originally a symmetrical 5-window front, the central house
emphasised by having the central 3 bays broken forward and
pedimented.
The symmetry of No.1 is lost since 2 shop fronts were inserted
early C20. No.2 has a doorway inserted, at left and right in
the former window openings. Windows of No.1 boarded over,
other windows late C19 horned sashes or C20 windows. Original
open-pedimented and pilastered doorways with round-arched
fanlights, spoked to No.1.
INTERIOR of No.2 includes semi-circular arch between vestibule
and stair hall, original open-well staircase with stick
balusters and ramped handrail scrolled over newel, some
original doors and original chimney-piece to 1st-floor
right-hand room.
HISTORY: No.2 was the Custom House from the late C18 until the
present Custom House was erected in 1814.
(Gilson P: Falmouth in Old Photographs: Falmouth: 1990-: 58).



Listing NGR: SW8112232455

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