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The Boiler House, Within the Kitchen Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Crowan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1657 / 50°9'56"N

Longitude: -5.3105 / 5°18'37"W

OS Eastings: 163673

OS Northings: 34766

OS Grid: SW636347

Mapcode National: GBR FX87.N8B

Mapcode Global: VH12W.W3X9

Plus Code: 9C2P5M8Q+7Q

Entry Name: The Boiler House, Within the Kitchen Garden

Listing Date: 26 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142216

English Heritage Legacy ID: 65840

Location: Crowan, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Crowan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Crowan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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4/131 The Boiler House, within the
- kitchen garden


Boiler house, designed to heat former greenhouses. Circa early-mid C19. Granite
rubble with dressed granite quoins, jambstones, sills and lintels, stuccoed brick at rear. Hipped scantle slate roof with clay ridge tiles and hip finials. Cast iron ogee gutters. 4-bay rectangular plan the bays left and right projecting slightly at the front. The central 2 bays are linked to the end bays by wide elliptical brick arched openings through the stone cross walls. Stairs in front corners. Simple classical style. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 1:2:1 bay north front centre 2 bays recessed with central doorway. Ledged door, small paned overlight. Original 16-pane hornless sash to left and right of doorway; squat 8-pane horned sashes in original openings over. The left and right hand stair bays break forward and the roof sweeps slightly lower. At the middle of each end bay is a half-dome headed brick niche. First floor openings over similar to the other bays but with the original 8-pane hornless sashes. A pedestal plinth projects from each niche and carried on each is a terra cotta eagle.
At either end is a doorway originally leading to former greenhouses or potting sheds. At the rear are elliptical arches traced in the surviving stucco denoting the position of former structures. The round headed doorway is off-centre towards the right.
Interior has C19 floor and roof structure.
A rare purpose built boiler house and part of a group of purpose built structures
associated with Clowance House qv.

Listing NGR: SW6367334766

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