We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, really are fortunate to get to work on some wonderful Historic Buildings!

We understand the importance of Cornwall’s Built Heritage, and we are passionate about sympathetically Conserving, Preserving and Restoring all Historic Buildings.

One of our more recent projects was the full restoration of a Grade II Listed Building located within a Truro Conservation Area.

Below is a picture of the external of the property before we began our Restoration Works:

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This Listed Building was originally constructed with stone and cob, and the restoration works we undertook included:

Other external works included:

Below is a picture of our completed external works:

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And our Works didn’t end there! We were also engaged in restoring the interior of the property.

Due to the age of this Cottage, one of its interesting features was a Coffin Hatch.

Historic Building Restoration Cornwall

The cottage was originally built with a steep and narrow staircase and this would have made it impossible for a coffin to be removed from an upstairs room. Therefore, a hole was specially cut into the ceiling and a hatch installed to cover it.

Historic Building Restoration Cornwall

Often, when a person died, they were placed in an open coffin so family and friends could pay their last respects. When it was time for the funeral the hatch was lifted, leaving a hole through which the coffin was lowered. This was one of the aspects we were asked to restore.

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Other interior restoration works we completed included:

  • Replacement Stud Walling Cornwall
  • Floorboard Restoration Cornwall
  • Replacement Lintels Cornwall
  • Natural Slate Flooring Cornwall
  • Lime Plastering Cornwall

To learn more about the Works we carried out on this Listed Building and others, please visit Our Portfolio page on our Website.

If you would like our help on any aspect of restoring your Historic Building, please Contact Us.

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Leslie Cornell
Unit 13/14 St Austell Bay Business Park
Par Moor Road
St Austell
PL25 3RF

Tel: 01726 337577
Mob: 07851 153 683
Email: cornellcob@outlook.com