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Cliff Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Kea, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2263 / 50°13'34"N

Longitude: -5.0328 / 5°1'58"W

OS Eastings: 183775

OS Northings: 40654

OS Grid: SW837406

Mapcode National: GBR ZH.9TD2

Mapcode Global: FRA 08BF.K3F

Entry Name: Cliff Cottage

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140863

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63429

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


2/145 Cliff Cottage


Small house. Circa early C19. Slatestone rubble with granite quoins and brick
arches with projecting keystones. Slurried scantle slate roof swept lower to rear
over continuous integral outshut. Brick chimneys over gable ends and lateral chimney
over middle of rear wall.
2-room central stair plan plus 2 integral service rooms to rear.
2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window south west front with central doorway and 4-panel
door with top panels later glazed. Shallow arches over openings. Original 16-pane
hornless sashes, except 2 replacement copies to left.
Interior not inspected but said to be little altered.
One of a group of 4 similar houses built on a 3 life lease system, and still occupied
(1985) by a member of the same family.
'Under such leases a piece of waste ground could be obtained at a nominal rent, and
on it the lessee would proceed to erect a house with the understanding that at the
death of the longest lived of three selected persons, the ground, together with all
the buildings, and improvements should revert to the original owner. Leases could
sometimes be renewed on payment of a fine'. Source CORNISH HOMES AND CUSTOMS by
A.K. Hamilton Jenkin.
An unspoilt house in an harmonious architectural group and overlooking a beautiful
and unspoilt stretch of Cowlands Creek.

Listing NGR: SW8377540654

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