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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1138043



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Calstock

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Jul-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Oct-1987

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UID: 60779

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CALSTOCK SX 4268-4368 9/28 Retainers' Court and screen wall 21.7.51 attached to north (formerly listed as Cotehele House) GV I Dairy and stillroom ranges in the Retainers' Court, with screen wall attached to north ; now partly in separate residential accommodation. Probably circa 1485, with the screen wall probably added slightly later, at the time of the remodelling of the chapel. Later additions, probably of C17, and C19 and C20 alterations. Slatestone rubble with granite dressings. Slate roof with ridge tiles and gable ends, gable end stacks and axial stack with ashlar shafts, cornice and shaped top. The screen wall is faced in granite ashlar on the outer side, in slatestone rubble on the inner side, with granite dressings. Plan: There are 2 ranges of buildings, the earlier building forming the west side of the Retainers' Court, and the second range forming the south side of the courtyard. To the north, the screen wall with gateway forms the north side of the courtyard and joins the west range to the chapel. The first range is of 2-room plan, the room to left heated by a gable end stack and room to right heated by an axial stack. The second range is of one-room plan, with gable end stack to right and left. Exterior: The west range is of 2 storeys, with paired 4-centred arched doorways to left with roll-mouldings with C19 windows inserted ; similar door to right, 2-light and 3-light window and C19 door to end right. First floor has 3-light window to right with segmental arched lights and 3 C19 gabled dormers with 2-light casements to left. Gable end to right has 2-light C19 granite casement at ground floor and single light at first floor. Rear has 3 single lights, hollow-chamfered with segmental arches at first floor and 2 casements at ground floor. The south range is 2-storey, with doorway to left with 4-centred arch, roll-moulded, 3-light window and 2 single lights to right. First floor has two 3-light granite windows, all hollow-chamfered with segmental arched lights. Well to front right. Left gable end has single light a first floor to left ; 4-centred arched hollow- chamfered doorway to left and 2-light window above as on front. Attached to rear an outshut of one storey and loft, forming a catslide roof at the rear ; this encloses a rear cobbled corridor, with a 4-centred arched doorway and single light above at the left side. The right gable end has a mounting block attached and 2-light casement at first floor. At the rear there are C19 dormers and central door with casement to right and left. The screen wall on the outer side is in granite ashlar ; buttresses and embattled parapet ; tall 4-centred arched moulded gateway with C20 wooden gates. The wall is about 3 metres high. Interior: Not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX4220668591

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 8 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly,

National Grid Reference: SX 42209 68593


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