Welcome

From the Chairman

Thank you for visiting our site.


Since 1969 the aims of the Cornish Buildings Group have been to stimulate interest, appreciation and knowledge of good building in Cornwall, and to encourage the erection, protection, repair and recording of such buildings.

Like any amenities group, we depend on numbers, strength and support of our membership, who provide the force and knowledge that have made us effective for over forty years.

We encourage the protection and repair of historic buildings whether these are listed buildings or simply good examples of traditional building. We aim to encourage good architecture and to raise the general standard of building throughout the county. We hope that our generation may leave behind it buildings which will be looked back on with that same pleasure and enjoyment that we experience when we look at the architecture of past ages.

We welcome any support to further our aims. If you would like to be a member of the Cornish Buildings Group or would like to help us with a project please email us on cornishbuildingsgroup@gmail.com

Paul Holden, FSA

Warehouse in Liskeard by Henry Rice c.1840 (above).

A rare example of a Henry Rice industrial building. Rice (1808-76) was Borough surveyor and ran a hugely busy practice from his office in Liskeard. Over 100 of his buildings remain in-and-about the town centre. This warehouse is an excellent example of how Rice could adopt Classical styling on his buildings.


Congratulations Across the Tamar.

Winford Cottage Hospital are delighted to announce that they have successfully raised £1.5 million to secure the future of the Grade II* listed building, thanks to £487,000 of National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) on top of its earlier development grant of £96,000. £876,000 has been donated by 1,373 supporters and grant-giving trusts combined with gifts in Wills and a surplus from the charity’s operations. A further £23,000, also confirmed this week from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, closed the remainder.

NEWS


Latest additions to our buildings at risk register


4 Penryn Street, Redruth (below)

Penryn Street developed in the mid-19th century and was part of the Falmouth turnpike road. This plain, classical style house with recessed porch and first floor oriel is a wonderful survival and deserves a more optimistic outlook than it does now.