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Maids House

A Grade II Listed Building in Quethiock, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.458 / 50°27'28"N

Longitude: -4.379 / 4°22'44"W

OS Eastings: 231232

OS Northings: 64726

OS Grid: SX312647

Mapcode National: GBR NK.NH1S

Mapcode Global: FRA 17QV.7VJ

Entry Name: Maids House

Listing Date: 26 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61336

Location: Quethiock, Cornwall, PL14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Quethiock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Quethiock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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12/137 Maids House


Four 1-roomed almshouses, then 2 cottages, now 1 cottage. Circa 1633-1640. Restored
in 1970s-1980s. Built for poor spinsters of the parish by William Coryton. Painted
stone rubble with painted rendered concrete block repairs. Rag slate roof with
hipped end on left and gable end on right. Brick stack on ridge near centre
replacing stone rubble stack.
2 room plan with axial stacks between, with back-to-back fireplaces. 1½ storeys,
originally symmetrical, 2 window front. 2 entrance doors near centre with chamfered
granite lintels and jambs with pyramid stops. C20, part glazed, plank doors.
Flanking entrances, two 3-light granite mullioned windows with hollow chamfered
mullions. Left-hand window renewed. Above 2 half-dormer windows with slate raking
roofs, inserted in 1970s. Reused 1-light and 3-light casements with glazing.
Dormers with casements to rear.
Interior; 2 granite fireplaces, back-to-back, chamfered granite lintels and jambs
with pyramid stops. Granite hearth to right-hand fireplace. Ceiling beams replaced.
Roof of 6 bays with heavy principals chamfered below collars with straight cranked
feet dying into wall. Wall plate possibly raised. Collars chamfered, dovetailed
into principals.
V. M and F. J Chesher. The Cornishman's House, 1968
Mary French A Victorian Village. A record of the Parish of Quethiock in Cornwall

Listing NGR: SX3123264726

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