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Latitude: 50.1635 / 50°9'48"N
Longitude: -5.3496 / 5°20'58"W
OS Eastings: 160870
OS Northings: 34640
OS Grid: SW608346
Mapcode National: GBR FX57.VRT
Mapcode Global: VH12W.7570
Entry Name: St James's Cottage
Listing Date: 26 August 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1142186
English Heritage Legacy ID: 65868
Location: Crowan, Cornwall, TR27
Civil Parish: Crowan
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Crowan
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 63 SW CROWAN LEEDSTOWN
4/160 Nos 1 and 2 St James's Cottage
Former account house (or count house), now 2 cottages. Circa early C19. Painted
rubble with dressed granite quoins, sills, jambstones and lintels. Asbestos slate
roof with gable ends, sweeping lower over the wider entrance front. Brick chimneys
over the axial middle wall at either end.
Double depth plan. 2 identical 1 room wide cottages at the entrance front (south)
with 2 cross passages adjoining at the middle. The rear is taller, 2 storeys over a
basement, the ground floor presumably service rooms or offices, the 1st floor
originally the main office or board room, originally probably 1 room, now a bedroom
for each cottage.
2 storeys. Nearly symmetrical 2 window entrance front with a pair of doorways
towards the middle. C20 doors and windows except the 4-pane horned sashes of the
left hand cottage which may be C19.
Symmetrical 2 storey over basement 2 window rear, the 1st floor windows taller and
the eaves level much higher up. 2 very small basement windows disposed slightly left
of the other windows. The larger windows are 4-pane horned sashes.
Interior not inspected.
This is a curious, probably unique building. It is either a purpose built count
house incorporating 2 cottages into the design, or possibly a count house converted
into 2 cottages by adding the front. It has been suggested that it was originally an
engine house which was converted. Compare the design of this count house to that of
Godolphin Count House qv, Breage Parish.
Listing NGR: SW6087034640
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