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Colchester Villas, Falmouth Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1917 / 1918

Colchester Villas, Falmouth Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1917  /  1918


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Size: 6111 x 8242 (50MB)

Date: 16th May 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

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Colchester Villas, Falmouth Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1917 / 1918

A view of Colchester Villas, from the front, with a lady and gentleman standing in the doorway. The late 18th century, grade II listed terrace of four houses were built in the French Renaissance / Baronial style. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

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TRURI : TRUfar.1

Media ID 18997985

© From the collection of the RIC

Architectural Architecture Buildings Garden House Residential Flamboyant Grandeur


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures the timeless elegance of Colchester Villas, nestled on Falmouth Road in Truro, Cornwall. Taken around 1917 or 1918 by the talented photographer Arthur William Jordan, this image showcases the grandeur and flamboyance of these remarkable houses. The late 18th-century terrace, listed as grade II due to its historical significance, exudes a distinct French Renaissance and Baronial architectural style. The intricate details and ornate features are a testament to the craftsmanship of that era. As we gaze upon the photograph, our eyes are drawn to the lady and gentleman standing gracefully in the doorway. Their presence adds a touch of life to this frozen moment in time. Beyond their charming facade lies an enchanting residential garden that complements these magnificent structures perfectly. It is easy to imagine strolling through this serene oasis while admiring nature's beauty amidst such architectural splendor. This print not only showcases Cornish architecture at its finest but also serves as a reminder of how buildings can stand as testaments to history and artistry. Its preservation allows us to appreciate our rich heritage while marveling at the skillful fusion of styles from different eras. As we admire Colchester Villas through Arthur William Jordan's lens, we cannot help but be transported back in time; captivated by its allure and appreciative of its enduring charm.

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