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Hawker's Cottage, Front Garden Wall, Mounting Block and Gateway

A Grade II Listed Building in Morwenstow, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.8777 / 50°52'39"N

Longitude: -4.5469 / 4°32'48"W

OS Eastings: 220915

OS Northings: 111780

OS Grid: SS209117

Mapcode National: GBR K2.T1YP

Mapcode Global: FRA 16CS.8DP

Entry Name: Hawker's Cottage, Front Garden Wall, Mounting Block and Gateway

Listing Date: 29 September 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141814

English Heritage Legacy ID: 64896

Location: Morwenstow, Cornwall, EX23

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Morwenstow

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Morwenstow

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


3/90 Hawker's Cottage, front garden
29.9.61 wall, mounting block and gateway


House. C18 early C19 alterations. Whitewashed plastered cob, thatched wheat straw
roof gabled at left end, brick chimney at left gable end, further brick chimney on
ridge. Single depth 2 room plan with entrance into stair hall, small rear
projection. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window front with porch. Reused C17 round-
headed studded front door with high rail, cavetto moulded cover strips, and made to
suit another reused timber doorframe. Ground floor windows 16-pane hornless
sashes. First floor windows left and right similar sashes. First floor window
above porch partly blocked to form a crucifix of barred panes, casement below
centre of cross. Gabled timber porch made out of salvaged boards and C20 timber
battened roof boards. The porch sides splayed out.
Interior. Ground floor left has chamfered axial beam with straight cut stops.
Ground floor room right has 2 roughly-hewn cross beams. C20 fireplace. Chamfered
principals visible in upstairs rooms. Pieces of C17 panelling and remains of a
leaded window built into stair well. C19 gabled roof over timber gate set between
rubble stone front garden wall with stone toppers. Rough mounting block to right.
The cross-shaped window was designed by the Reverend R.S.Hawker, the poet,
antiquary and vicar of Morwenstow, (q.v. parish church and vicarage), who is said
to have spent his early married life in the house.

Listing NGR: SS2091511780

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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