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Latitude: 50.2498 / 50°14'59"N
Longitude: -5.1238 / 5°7'25"W
OS Eastings: 177401
OS Northings: 43542
OS Grid: SW774435
Mapcode National: GBR Z9.Z78P
Mapcode Global: FRA 084C.KPV
Entry Name: Kilters
Listing Date: 12 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141650
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63438
Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3
Civil Parish: Kea
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Highertown
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 74 SE KEA HUGUS
Row of 4 cottages now 3 units and adjoining killing house. Oldest cottage to right
(east) C18, otherwise circa early-mid C19. Built by the Gerrans family. Painted and
some rendered stone rubble and cob to oldest part, slate sills, wooden lintels or
shallow brick arches. Roofs on 4 levels to front with grouted scantle slate left
(west) corrugated asbestos to middle former pair of cottages with grouted scantle
slate parallel roof to rear of left-hand one. Brick chimneys over gable ends and
party walls. Oldest part, right, has corrugated iron over thatch and killing house,
to far right (east) has lower pitched corrugated asbestos roof.
Plan of irregular row: single-cell cottage, left, (west); pair of single-cell
cottages with later service room behind each, adjoining to right; and earliest
single-cell cottage to right with adjoining killing house (last use) far right
2 storeys. Regular south front with 1-window cottage left with 4-pane horned sashes,
pair of 1-window cottages with doorway towards middle with 4-panel doors; and right-
hand one with old lattice porch, and both with original 16-pane hornless sashes front
and rear. C18 house to right is set back from other fronts and south side is rear
with 2 small ground floor windows only, 1 with glazing bars. North front of this
cottage has original 12-pane 2-light casements to ground floor left and to first
floor far right. Doorway with ledged door within C20 lean-to porch. Otherwise the
cob walling is unpierced and retains its cob texture. Killing house north front has
wide doorway with ledged ventilated door and wide 2-light casement to left.
Interior not inspected but said to be little altered.
Said to have been built by and still inhabited by (1985) the Gerrans family, and
built on land with limited life lease.
Listing NGR: SW7740143542
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