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Owner evicted from Falmouth’s historic Marlborough House First published in Falmouth Packet Friday 5 December 2014 in News

Marlborough House was built in 1810 for John Bull, a Packet service captain, who named the building after his ship the Duke of Marlborough. It is a grade II* listed, three storey country house, which features a relief of the ship … Continue reading

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Why was Tremorvah House Demolished?

Our Historic Environment Strategy Lead Officer, Dan Ratcliffe, tells the Cornish Buildings Group why. ‘In line with our statutory duties set out in the Planning Act 1990 (s 69, s 71) the boundary and the special interest of the Truro … Continue reading

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Archived press release ‘Concerns over Truro’

The Cornish Buildings Group and Truro Civic Society have joined forces to raise concerns about historic buildings in Truro. Paul Holden, Chairman of the Cornish Buildings Group, said ‘Both groups are concerned about the loss of historic character on Tregolls … Continue reading

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From Saltash to St Erth- heritage in peril

The very first thing a train visitor sees when they enter Cornwall over Brunel’s landmark bridge is a deserted and un-kept building, overgrown with weeds and vandalised. Despite attempts by the Cornish Buildings Group to get an Urgent Repairs Notice … Continue reading

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Archive Press Release August 2014

The Cornish Buildings Group is calling on Cornwall Council to rethink radical changes being made to the Environment and Planning departments. Impacts on front line services, such as, the demise of the natural resources team and a significant reduction in … Continue reading

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Press Release

Ground breaking Council project to survey 500 listed buildings in north and south east Cornwall is awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant 05 November 2013 A ground breaking project which will see Cornwall Council working with local groups and volunteers to survey the … Continue reading

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Wind Energy and the Historic Environment.

The Cornish Buildings Group does not, as yet, have a policy on wind turbines placed in an historic setting however we reserve to comment on an application for the Port Quin turbine (PA11 08573) that has a diverse affect on … Continue reading

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