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A Grade II Listed Building in Kingsand, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3339 / 50°20'1"N

Longitude: -4.2009 / 4°12'3"W

OS Eastings: 243462

OS Northings: 50531

OS Grid: SX434505

Mapcode National: GBR NT.X6T0

Mapcode Global: FRA 2824.Z3P

Plus Code: 9C2Q8QMX+GJ

Entry Name: Whispers

Listing Date: 26 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140647

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61826

ID on this website: 101140647

Location: Kingsand, Cornwall, PL10

County: Cornwall

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

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9/171 No. 2 and Whispers


Pair of attached houses. Circa 1750, with C19 and C20 alterations. Rubble, rendered
and lined out, slate roof with rendered stacks to rear slope.
Pair of attached houses of double depth plan, each with entrance to right and room
front and rear to left; Whispers has wide stair hall and the wall to right is built
into the former sea wall of Kingsand village, which ran along the rear of the Cleave.
Both houses of 2 storeys on plinth, with 2 to left of 2 bays and Whispers to right of
3 bays. No. 2 has all windows 12-pane sashes in exposed boxes, C20 glazed door to
right with C19 cornice on consoles. Whispers also all 12-pane sashes, C20 glazed
door to right with Gothic glazed overlight and C19 cornice on consoles. Moulded
wooden eaves cornice over pair. The right side of Whispers has a 12-pane sash at
ground floor lighting entrance hall. Both houses have fine interiors.
Interior of No. 2 At ground floor, the entrance passage has 4-panelled door to room
to front. This has C20 fireplace to rear, with C18 cupboard to right and left, with
shaped shelves and panelled lower doors; fielded panelled partition wall to passage.
To rear of passage, a segmental-headed archway with key, winder stair to left between
front and rear rooms. Stair has stick balusters and Chinoiserie panel at first floor
landing, similar to those at Balcony Cottage, Garrett Street and Island Cottage, The
Cleave (q.v.). Rest of interior not inspected.
Interior of Whispers Wide entrance hall, 6-panelled fielded door to front room. This
is of unusual quality, with complete fielded panelling with dado rail, dentils and
moulded cornice. There is a C20 fireplace set off-centre to left on rear wall, with
concealed cupboard space behind the panelling to the side of the flue. To right and
left, cupboards with shaped shelves, segmental heads with pilasters and panelled
lower doors. Windows have panelled shutters, with original spring-release catches.
Dog-leg stair to rear right of entrance hall, with some stick balusters and column
newels, panelled cupboards under stair well. Partition wall in entrance hall also
panelled, but concealed by C20 decoration. At first floor, the front room to left
has chimneypiece with eared architrave and dentils below moulded mantel; cupboard to
rear with glazed upper door, scrolled frieze and cornice; dado rail. Room to rear
has plain chimneypiece and panelled cupboard with drawers. Front room to right has
fine plaster frieze with acanthus and floral mouldings.

Listing NGR: SX4346250531

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