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Latitude: 50.2315 / 50°13'53"N
Longitude: -5.0673 / 5°4'2"W
OS Eastings: 181337
OS Northings: 41330
OS Grid: SW813413
Mapcode National: GBR ZD.NJ30
Mapcode Global: FRA 088F.3MT
Entry Name: Mr Lanyon's Almhouses and Walls Surrounding Garden to East
Listing Date: 30 May 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141647
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63433
Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3
Civil Parish: Kea
Built-Up Area: Playing Place
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Kea
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 84 SW KEA HALVARRAS ROAD, Playing Place
2/149 Mr Lanyon's Almshouses and walls
30.5.67 surrounding garden to east
Almshouses and garden walls to front. 1726. Built for Lanyon. Painted slatestone
rubble walls, granite sills, oak lintels and windows. flipped scantle slate roof
sweeping very low to rear. Tall rendered chimneys, each with 2 flues over side
walls, and central axial chimney with 4 flues. Original plan of 2 pairs of single-
cell plans with central stair between each pair and narrow, possibly communal,
service area open to continuous rear catslide roof.
2 storeys. Symmetrical 6-window east front arranged as 2 identical 3-window fronts
with 2 doorways towards middle of each. C20 doors with 2 glazed top panels. All 3-
light casements with possibly original oak frames and mullions with internal chamfers
and stops. Lintels over first floor windows have bowtell moulding. Dated stone name
plaque to first floor, middle, with raised letters and one S in the form of a bird.
Rear is blind but light is emitted through old iron skylights in roof.
Interior of third from left inspected and much original structure and detail
survives including ovolo-moulded oak ceiling beams, ovolo-moulded muntins with plank
partition and 2-panel door to first floor room with ovolo-moulded panels and 1
original nailed strap hinge. Original roof structure not inspected.
Granite coped garden walls flanking front linked to house by slate-roofed doorway to
left with old ledged door with iron strap hinges and wooden latch, and earth closet
with slate roof to right. Return walling, parallel to front, and with entrance, has
It is thought that the ground floor was for men and the first floor for women. Now
divided into 4 units, each with ground and first floor rooms. Despite some
conversion, this is a very intact building retaining its essentialy simple but
Listing NGR: SW8133741330
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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