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Latitude: 50.1172 / 50°7'1"N
Longitude: -5.5333 / 5°31'59"W
OS Eastings: 147509
OS Northings: 30102
OS Grid: SW475301
Mapcode National: GBR DXQC.N71
Mapcode Global: VH12Z.1BL0
Entry Name: The Abbey Warehouse
Listing Date: 6 March 2003
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1096156
English Heritage Legacy ID: 490121
Location: Penzance, Cornwall, TR18
Civil Parish: Penzance
Built-Up Area: Penzance
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Penzance St Mary the Virgin with St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Truro
866/0/10026 The Abbey Warehouse
Warehouse. Circa 1840 or earlier C19. Coursed granite with ashlar dressings. Flat roof made of large slate slabs.
PLAN: Long narrow rectangular plan, built on quay and into cliff at rear.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. 1:2:2:3:2:2:1 bay north east front facing Abbey Basin with broad giant pilasters between bays rising from quay to cornice at second floor level; pairs of 2-light casements with continuous cills between the pilasters; narrower end bays have single casements; wider centre bay has casements flanking loading doors on ground and first floors with steps below recessed into quay; second floor with attic storey has seven widely-spaced small casements with cambered arches and parapet with plain stone coping.
INTERIOR: Floors supported on cast-iron posts. Stairs in centre bay. First and second floors at north west end removed. Flat roof of large slate slabs supported on iron girders.
A good example of a circa early-mid C19 quay side warehouse making an important contribution to Penzance harbour.
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