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70 and 72, Fore Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Redruth, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2334 / 50°14'0"N

Longitude: -5.2273 / 5°13'38"W

OS Eastings: 169941

OS Northings: 42028

OS Grid: SW699420

Mapcode National: GBR Z3.DHYQ

Mapcode Global: VH12K.BDWF

Plus Code: 9C2P6QMF+93

Entry Name: 70 and 72, Fore Street

Listing Date: 11 April 1986

Last Amended: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142560

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66829

Location: Redruth, Cornwall, TR15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Redruth

Built-Up Area: Redruth

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Redruth

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 64 SE
(south side)
Nos.70 and 72
11.4.86 (formerly listed as No.72)
Wholesale grocery shop and warehouse, now 2 shops. c.1870, extended c.1890;
altered. Granite ashlar (ground floor), yellow brick with dressings of red
brick and elvan (roof not visible). Rectangular plan, plus rear wing. Three
storeys and 6 bays (first 2 bays added); the ground floor has piers with
acanthus caps, in the 1st bay (which is narrower) a round-headed doorway
with polished granite columns, and in the next 2 bays original segmental-
headed shop windows, the 2nd with banded head; the upper floors have giant
Composite pilasters, bands of blind arcading between the floors, sill-bands
of red brick, 4-pane sashed windows at 1st floor with set-in shafts, and
banded segmental heads under stilted polychrome arches, and at 2nd floor
paired round-headed windows with central shafts and red brick bands round
the heads. The roof is concealed by a prominent modillioned cornice topped
by white brick pedestals bearing carved stone finials. The right-hand
return wall of 7 bays is in matching style above ground floor, except that
the 1st floor of the 2nd bay has 2 raised panels in place of a window, and
the 7th bay has no openings, and the cornice stops in the 1st bay. The rear
has blocked loading doors at 1st and 2nd floors, with a wooden hoist under
a pitched canopy. The rear wing, of 3 bays, has similar loading doors in
the centre but is altered at ground floor. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SW6994142028

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

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