The Silvanus Trevail Society

Trevail's Seal 

 

 

"To remember the man ...
... and his work"

 

Some buildings designed by Silvanus Trevail
 in Restormel Borough (mid-Cornwall)

in alphabetical order of location

 

Click here for some buildings previously attributed to Trevail
 now known to be by his successor, Alfred Cornelius

To view a picture of a building, click on the icon in the Notes column

Dates quoted are mostly when building opened but if not known, they are when plans were approved or work started 

Where What When Notes / Now

Biscovey

School

1877

art gallery

Carclaze

School

1879

E block & masterís house; still in use

Carthew

School

1877

private house

Coombe

School

1878

private house

Fair Park

School

1877

office accommodation

Fowey

School

1878

private housing

Fowey

Boy's school

1896

private house

Fowey

Grammar school

1879

demolished 1999

Fowey

Church vestry

1894

in use

Fowey

Masonic temple

c1880

Trevail's plans not used

Fowey

Devon & Cornwall Bank

1903

Lloyds Bank. Listed

Fowey Lodge to Place 1882 private house

Fowey

Working Mens Institute

1878

British Legion

Gorran

School

1880

destroyed by fire 1967

High Street, Lanjeth

School

1878

private house

Indian Queens

School

1879

listed, workshop 

Kestle Mill

Wesleyan chapel

1888

private house

Lockengate

School

1880

private house

Lostwithiel

Congregational church

1879

private housing

Lostwithiel

Cowbridge (house) - new wing & facade

1894 

residential home

Luxulyan

School

1871

private house

Luxulyan

Memorial cross

1902

listed

Luxulyan

Sundial

1902

refurbished, listed

Luxulyan Obelisk to Joseph Trevail 1903 listed

Luxulyan

Church bells

1902

commissioned by Trevail 

Luxulyan

Carne Cottages

1864

private housing

Luxulyan

Chapel, Rosemelling -  interior

1872

private house

Mevagissey

School

1877

private housing

Mevagissey

Cemetery chapel

1882

light industrial use

Mevagissey

Congregational chapel

1883

St Andrews Church

Mevagissey

Polpier (house) 

1892

private house

Mount Charles

Wesleyan chapel

1873

demolished 1995 

Mount Charles

School

1872

private housing

Nanpean

School - wing

1878 

demolished 1898

Nanpean

Mission chapel

1878

in use

Newquay

Congregational

1888

destroyed by fire 1924

Newquay

Cornish Bank

1894

demolished 1913

Newquay

Devon & Cornwall Bank

1900

shop, windows altered

Newquay

Atlantic Hotel

c1892

altered & extended

Newquay

Masonic Hall

1880

storage facility

Newquay

Headland Hotel

1900

listed  

Newquay

Bon Air (house)

1901

demolished 2003

Newquay

Lamorna (house)

1891

private housing

Newquay

Pentowan (house)

1880

apartments

Newquay

Great Western Hotel

1879

extended, new facade

Newquay, Crantock St.

Girls & Infants school

1878

demolished 1973

Newquay, Fistral Rd

Terrace of four

1896

Fairway Hotel. Demolished 2007 & replaced with large apartment block

Nowquay, Porth Veor 

House

1879

now Porth Veor Manor hotel

Par

Primitive Methodist church

1876

demolished

Par

St Maryís vicarage

1882

private house

Pentewan

School

1873

restaurant

Roche

Wesleyan chapel

1877

interior & front, listed

St Austell

Wesleyan chapel

1888

interior, new front, listed

St Austell

Congregational church - interior

1880 

demolished c1970

St Austell

Devon & Cwall Bank - Alts & extra windows

?

converted to offices

St Austell

Coode & Shilson Bank

1897

Nat West bank "The Red Bank" - Listed

St Austell

Liberal Club

1890

was 'Thin End' restaurant for many years. Now awaiting conversion to apartments.

St Austell

Public Rooms

1895

'Sports World' (was Courts showrooms)

St Austell

Conservatory

1896

demolished

St Austell

Hawkes premises

1889

front since altered

St Austell

Tregarne Terrace

1890's

housing & offices

St Austell

Tregarne House

1890's

offices

St Austell

Rows of Houses, Moorland Road

1896

still extant 

St Austell

Hodge's shop

1889

part of shoe shop

St Austell

Central School

1873

demolished 1998 

St Austell, High Cross St.

Terrace of four

1901

private houses

St Blazey

Boys school

1875

demolished 1995

St Columb Ashleigh (house) 1896 extended & new facade added by ST; private housing

St Columb

Congregational church

1876

interior ripped out; later private housing

St Columb

Treventon (house)

1897

recently refurbished

St Columb Major

School

1876

still in use

St Mawgan in Pydar

School - wing

1877 

listed. Still in use

St Mewan

School

1876

still in use

St Winnow

School - wing

1878 

listed

Sweetshouse

Wesleyan chapel

1876

listed, private house

Trenython

Entrance lodge

c1894/5

private house

Trenython

Chapel

c1894/5

still used as such for weddings etc

Treverbyn

School

1878

empty

Tywardreath

Reservoir

?

demolished

 

Alfred Joseph Cornelius

The following buildings were originally thought to have been designed by Silvanus Trevail and they have appeared in various listings as such because the plans for them were documented & filed with ST's work in the County Record Office. However, detailed research by society member Hazel Harradence has revealed that they were in fact by Alfred Cornelius, his assistant, who took over the practice after Trevail died in late 1903.

Where What When Notes / Now

Newquay, Edgcumbe Ave

Two bungalows

Mar & Oct 1907*

no change

Newquay, Edgcumbe Gardens

House for Capt Fenwick

Mar 1907*

house

Newquay, Mount Wise

House for G H Clemens

Nov 1905*

Penberthy Residential Home

Newquay, Porth Way

Semi-detached houses for Mr Stephens

1908

houses

* Date that planning permission was obtained

Alfred Cornelius designed other buildings in Newquay, including what is now the Gluvain Park Hotel and the chapel at Trencreek (bt 1906, demolished 1960's) as well as a variety of buildings elsewhere in Cornwall. 

A similar situation obtained in Truro where the West End Stores (aka Charlie's Bar) has been attributed to Trevail for a good many years but all surviving plans are the work of Cornelius in 1904/5 - a year or more after the death of ST.

 

If you have photos of or any more information about any of the
 above buildings, please do not hesitate to contact us !   Thanks

List compiled by - Hazel Harradence 
Tan Yard Cottage, Bodiggo, Luxulyan, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5DR

Telephone (01726) 851 158    

Society E-mail:  sts[at]ic24.net

 

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