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California House, Gate Piers and Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in Kea, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2471 / 50°14'49"N

Longitude: -5.0637 / 5°3'49"W

OS Eastings: 181669

OS Northings: 43064

OS Grid: SW816430

Mapcode National: GBR ZD.MK1Z

Mapcode Global: FRA 088C.YXD

Entry Name: California House, Gate Piers and Gate

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63396

Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Kea

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Kea

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


2/109 California House, gate piers and


Lodge and including gate-piers and gate, now private house. Circa 1840's. Shale
rubble walls with granite quoins and freestone window jambs and arches. Gabled
asbestos slate roofs with projecting eaves and verges with cusped and traceried
bargeboards. Brick chimneys over side wall, right, and rear gable of main part.
L-shaped plan of 3 rooms and porch projection plus later infill of angle. Tudor
Single storey plus basement to rear and with part of roof space converted for
accommodation by the addition of a large roof dormer in the C20. East road front has
main gable end with scrolled and cusped bargeboard and central bay window, with roof
renewed in the C20, of 4-lights with ovolo-moulded mullions (gable to rear, opposite
has similar bargeboard). Steep dormered gable with elaborate shaped bargeboard over
window projection to right with 2-light original window with arched lights forming
simple Y-tracery within steep 4-centred arched opening with hoodmould over. Entrance
front (south) has C20 alteration on left but retains, right of middle, gabled porch
with intricate cusped and traceried bargeboard with carved flower cusps. Arched and
braced open doorframe within. C20 door and sidelights. (Gable end opposite (north)
has similar ornate bargeboard). Further original single-light window with hoodmould
to right of porch.
Interior not inspected.
C19 moulded granite gate-piers survive near porch and with a richly detailed close-
barred and arcaded wooden gate.
Although slightly altered in the C20, this lodge retains some original windows and
some exceptionally elaborate bargeboards.

Listing NGR: SW8166943064

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

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