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The Market House

A Grade II Listed Building in Port Gaverne, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5922 / 50°35'32"N

Longitude: -4.8319 / 4°49'54"W

OS Eastings: 199655

OS Northings: 80775

OS Grid: SW996807

Mapcode National: GBR ZV.GL4B

Mapcode Global: FRA 07RH.RCM

Entry Name: The Market House

Listing Date: 6 June 1969

Last Amended: 26 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351388

Location: St. Endellion, Cornwall, PL29

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Endellion

Built-Up Area: Port Gaverne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Port Isaac

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 98 SE

Port Isaac
FORE STREET (north side)
Nos 3 and 5 (The Market House)

(previously listed as No 5)


Flats with stores and cellars for fishing industry on ground floor. Original use uncertain. Circa late C18 or early C19. Stone rubble with large granite quoins on left-hand corner. Partly rendered and slate-hung on front. Cement-washed scantle slate roof with hipped ends and gable end to shallow projecting wing on front right. Brick side lateral chimney stack with axial stack on front near centre. Exact arrangement of plan uncertain. Rectangular long narrow range runs parallel to the sea and to the Wheelhouse Restaurant (qv) to the south. The alleyway between the Wheelhouse and Market House is further enclosed on the front by a shallow projecting wing which runs at right angles to the main range and hits a wide opening on the ground floor. The entrances to the cellars and stores on the ground floor and domestic accommodation above is approached from within the alley.

Four storeys asymmetrical front elevations to harbour and to the Platt. Overall two-window front to the Platt with double doors to store on left and opening to alley on right. Left-hand side with circa C19 two-light casements with brick segmental arches to first, second and third floor openings. Right-hand side with two canted bay windows with slatehanging. Harbour side with overall four-window asymmetrical front with sashes and casements and lean-to store on ground floor. Plank doors to cellars within alley. Rear elevation with stone rubble steps up to first floor entrance, now partly blocked.

Interior not accessible.

Important elevations to the Harbour and the Platt.

Listing NGR: SW9965580775

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

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