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Mr Lanyon's Almhouses and Walls Surrounding Garden to East

A Grade II* Listed Building in Playing Place, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141647

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63433

Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

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

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Listing Text


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
rubble coping.
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
functional design.

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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