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Serpentine Factory

A Grade II Listed Building in Grade-Ruan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 49.9978 / 49°59'52"N

Longitude: -5.1729 / 5°10'22"W

OS Eastings: 172707

OS Northings: 15672

OS Grid: SW727156

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.V697

Mapcode Global: FRA 0910.BK9

Entry Name: Serpentine Factory

Listing Date: 20 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141914

English Heritage Legacy ID: 64627

Location: Grade-Ruan, Cornwall, TR12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Grade-Ruan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Ruan Minor

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 71 NW
6/47 Serpentine Factory,
Carleon Cove
20 5 75

Show room and storehouse for serpentine factory now empty. Datestone in gable
LSOL over 1866. Snecked serpentine blocks with scantle slate roof and clay
ridge tiles. Built into bedrock with ground rising to north. South elevation:
3 storeys, symmetrical, gable ended. Ground, first and second floor openings
under wide segmental arches with small rusticated keystones. C20 vertical
timber boarding in openings. Datestone below gable. North elevation: one
storey, symmetrical, gable ended with wide brick segmental arched opening in
centre. Ruins of other earlier factory buildings to the west with quay to the
south where flat bottom barges were loaded with serpentine chimney pieces and
other architectural details worked at the factory. Factory ceased to operate in
the early 1890s.

Listing NGR: SW7270615672

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

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