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A Grade II Listed Building in Kea, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2259 / 50°13'33"N

Longitude: -5.0313 / 5°1'52"W

OS Eastings: 183882

OS Northings: 40606

OS Grid: SW838406

Mapcode National: GBR ZH.9TVD

Mapcode Global: FRA 08BF.KP5

Entry Name: Roseville

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141645

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63431

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


2/147 Roseville


Small house. Circa early C19. Slatestone rubble with granite quoins and brick
arches with projecting keystones. Asbestos slate roof swept lower to rear over
continuous integral outshut. Brick chimneys over gable ends.
2-room central stair plan plus 2 integral service rooms to rear.
2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window south west front with central doorway and original
4-panel door. Shallow arches over openings. Original hornless 16-pane sashes.
Interior said to be the most altered of this group but retains much original
carpentry and joinery included stair with turned bulbous newel, panelled doors,
panelled cupboards and original plaster canopy ceilings with curved angles.
One of a group of 4 similar houses built on a 3 life lease system.
'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: SW8388240606

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