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The Abbey Warehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Penzance, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096156

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490121

Location: Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

County: Cornwall

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

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Listing Text


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.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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