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Former Cooperage at Southdown Quay

A Grade II Listed Building in Millbrook, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3548 / 50°21'17"N

Longitude: -4.1976 / 4°11'51"W

OS Eastings: 243763

OS Northings: 52852

OS Grid: SX437528

Mapcode National: GBR NT.W1LS

Mapcode Global: FRA 2833.6J4

Entry Name: Former Cooperage at Southdown Quay

Listing Date: 11 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115140

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351274

Location: Millbrook, Cornwall, PL10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Millbrook

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Millbrook

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


6/10001 Former Cooperage at
Southdown Quay


Part of cooperage at the King's Brewhouse complex, now 2
cottages. Early C18. Local stone rubble with Plymouth stone
ashlar to quoins and dressings; slate-hung to left-hand gable;
gabled slate roof; brick rear lateral stacks. Rectangular
plan. 2 storeys; 4-window front with segmental brick arches
over mid C20 first-floor windows and segmental stone arches
over similar ground-floor windows. Segmental arch over former
loading bay to centre, infilled in mid C19 with segmental
brick arch over C20 door set in C18 heavy pegged frame.
Interior includes cased beams of heavy scantling to ground
Historical Note: This originally formed part of a great
brewhouse complex which was built in the early 18th century to
supply ships of the line: it declined in use after the
building in the early 19th century of John Rennie's
victualling yard to the south of the Royal Naval Dockyards at
Plymouth. This is the surviving part of a building shown on
a 1794 plan of the site as the "North Cooperage Yard", and was
probably truncated in the mid 19th century. The stacks were
originally used to carry away the smoke generated by small
fires used to heat up the stoves prior to them being bent.
Cooperages were usually single-storey structures; the upper
storey here was probably used for the storage of timber,
stoves and hoops.

Listing NGR: SX4376352852

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