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Latitude: 50.2262 / 50°13'34"N
Longitude: -5.0322 / 5°1'56"W
OS Eastings: 183817
OS Northings: 40638
OS Grid: SW838406
Mapcode National: GBR ZH.9TK8
Mapcode Global: FRA 08BF.KB2
Entry Name: Myrtle Cottage
Listing Date: 12 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141644
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63430
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 COOMBE
2/146 Myrtle Cottage
Small house. Circa early C19. Slatestone rubble with granite quoins and brick
arches with projecting keystones. Double span slurried scantle slate roof with brick
chimneys over gable ends of front roof and further lateral brick chimney midway over
2-room central stair plan plus 2 integral shallower service rooms to rear.
2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window south west front with central doorway within early
C20 glazed porch with marginal panes and gable roof with shaped bargeboard. Shallow
arches over openings. Original 16-pane hornless sashes.
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: SW8381740638
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