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Latitude: 50.3355 / 50°20'7"N
Longitude: -4.1979 / 4°11'52"W
OS Eastings: 243680
OS Northings: 50711
OS Grid: SX436507
Mapcode National: GBR NT.X7JQ
Mapcode Global: FRA 2834.SGK
Entry Name: Martin's Cove Fish Cellars
Listing Date: 30 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140646
English Heritage Legacy ID: 61822
Location: Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall, PL10
Civil Parish: Maker-with-Rame
Built-Up Area: Kingsand
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Maker
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 45 SW MAKER-WITH-RAME KINGSAND VILLAGE
9/166 Martin's Cove Fish Cellars
Fish cellars. Probably C18, possibly with some earlier fabric, remodelled probably
in C19. Local red volcanic stone rubble brought to course. Corrugated iron hipped
and gabled roofs.
What survives of the circa C18 building are 2 larger rectangular walled enclosures,
on the foreshore with a gap in the front wall at the centre. The right north east
section is now roofless. The left south west part has raised or rebuilt upper
section of the walls and is covered in a corrugated iron roof hipped at left south
west end and half-hipped at right north east end. The entire left end of the left
(south) section may have been rebuilt in C19 and the south west end separately roofed
at right angles to the main range with gable ended roof.
The early windows are in small square openings high in the front wall. Set back
between the two sections and attached to the north end of the south section is a
short one bay gable-ended block with a square window on first and second floors.
The building is situated on the foreshore rocks and the building stone was probably
quaried from the bedrock of the foreshore which has consequently been cut away in
front of the building to form a pool at high tide and a slipway at low tide.
It is an interesting building associated with the pilchard industry and situated on a
fine stretch of coast overlooking the entrance to Plymouth Sound.
It is said to be depicted on an ordinance map of 1738, PRO: MP, HH 129, 25789.
Listing NGR: SX4368050711
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