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IoE Number: 68760
Photographer: Mr N. E. Ward
Date Photographed: 01 November 2001
Date listed: 17 December 1962
Date of last amendment: 20 July 1987
Grade II

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FORRABURY ANDVALENCY ROW, BoscastleSX 09 SE MINSTER1/90Valency House (previously listedas Valency Guest House)

FORRABURY AND VALENCY ROW, Boscastle SX 09 SE MINSTER 1/90 Valency House (previously listed as Valency Guest House) 17.12.62 GV II House converted into hotel. Circa early to mid C17, remodelled in mid C19. Rendered and painted stone rubble. Cement pointed rag slate roof with gable ends, the ridge tiles renewed in late C20. Gabled rag slate roof to stair projection on rear. Brick shafts to stone rubble end stacks and shaft to projecting rear lateral stack removed. 3 room and cross or through passage plan, the lower end on right and the inner room on left heated by end stacks, the hall heated by a rear lateral stack. In circa C18 a stair was added to the rear of the passage probably contemporary with the addition of a dairy and kitchen in single storey outshots to the rear of the hall, inner room and lower end. In circa mid C19 the interior was remodelled the stair was replaced and the outshot to the rear of the hall and inner room raised to two storeys. Built into the side of the hill with ground rising to rear. 2 storeys, asymmetrical four window front. Ground floor; 3 early C19 12-pane hornless sashes with entrance to right of centre. Circa early C19 doorcase with fluted pilasters, frieze and cornice and early C19 partly glazed door with lozenge and margin glazing bars. First floor; four early C19 hornless 12-pane sashes in half dormers with raking roofs. Interior high quality C19 detailing; entrance hall with cornicedecorated with band of acanthus leaves and arch with incised pilasters. The fireplace in the lower right hand room has been remodelled in the C20, the lintel probably renewed; the plaster cornice remains largely intact with egg and dart motif and vine-leaf trail. The partition between the hall and inner room has been altered, the hall fireplace blocked and the fireplace to the inner room rebuilt in the C20. Early to mid C19 open-string stair with wreathed rail and stick balusters and panelling to dado rail on opposite wall. First floor has continuous coved ceiling above C17 range; although the lathes have been partly replaced and the ceiling wallpapered, it is possible that the coving is C17. Several C18 2-panel doors. Roof structure; the unchamfered principals and collars in the C17 range suggest that the first floor was always sealed. The principals are halved, lap-jointed and pegged with 4 oak pegs at the apices; diagonal set ridge. The collars are partly halved, lap-jointed and pegged and there are two tiers of trenched butt-purlins. Circa C18 collar-rafter roof above stair projection C19 roof trusses to rear of hall and inner room acommodating second storey of outshot. Unaltered exterior and interior and situated near picturesque harbour at Boscastle.

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