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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140852
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63396
Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3
Civil Parish: Kea
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Kea
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 84 SW KEA
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
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