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Terrace Retaining Wall, Privy and Cess Pit Immediately South East of Lower Calamansack Farmhouse and Lower Calamansack Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Constantine, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.098 / 50°5'52"N

Longitude: -5.1567 / 5°9'24"W

OS Eastings: 174335

OS Northings: 26763

OS Grid: SW743267

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.MYB0

Mapcode Global: FRA 082R.JTR

Plus Code: 9C2P3RXV+68

Entry Name: Terrace Retaining Wall, Privy and Cess Pit Immediately South East of Lower Calamansack Farmhouse and Lower Calamansack Cottage

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66020

Location: Constantine, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Constantine

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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8/34 Terrace retaining wall, privy and
- cess-pit immediately south east of
Lower Calamansack Farmhouse and Lower
Calamansack Cottage


Terrace retaining wall and integral cess-pit with adjacent double privy. Probably
late C18 or early C19, privy probably rebuilt circa mid C19. The terrace retaining
wall is immediately in front of Lower Calamansack Farmhouse qv. and Lower Calamansack
Cottage qv. It is built of slate rubble with granite coping. In front of the
farmhouse there is a flight of granite steps down to the garden (former orchard). At
the centre of the retaining wall there is an integral cess-pit which is square and
has high shale walls with granite quoins and coping and a flight of granite steps for
access to the pit. Above and behind the pit there is a pair of privies which back
onto and issues into the pit through a stone-lined shaft. The pair of privies is
built of red brick with an asbestos slate hipped roof with red clay ridge tiles. One
privy serves Lower Calamansack Farmhouse and the other serves Lower Calamansack
Interior: Only one privy interior was inspected; it now has a C20 W.C.

Listing NGR: SW7433526763

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