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Camborne Youth Centre and Primary Resources Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2113 / 50°12'40"N

Longitude: -5.3008 / 5°18'2"W

OS Eastings: 164593

OS Northings: 39802

OS Grid: SW645398

Mapcode National: GBR FX93.SVX

Mapcode Global: VH12J.2YJD

Plus Code: 9C2P6M6X+GM

Entry Name: Camborne Youth Centre and Primary Resources Centre

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142689

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66561

Location: Camborne, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Camborne

Built-Up Area: Camborne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Camborne and Tuckinghill

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SW 63 NW
(west side)
Camborne Youth Centre
and Primary Resources Centre

Camborne Board School, now education centre. Dated 1893 in gable.
Snecked rock-faced sandstone with granite quoins and dressings, slate roof.
Irregular plan with L-shaped rear wing round a courtyard to the rear of
the main block. Free Gothic style. Two high storeys and 3:3:3 unequal
bays, symmetrical as a whole and in each of the 3 parts, with a triangular
emphasis; the 3-bay gabled centre, which breaks forward and is wider, has
a central 2-storey canted bay of ashlar with pinnacled buttresses at ground
floor flanking a basket-arched and chamfered surround to a window which
has 3 cusped lights over a cross-window, 3-stage mullion-and-transom
windows at 1st floor, and a deep embattled parapet; flanking this feature
are large transomed 3-light windows at ground floor and cross-windows at
1st floor, all these with sill-bands, quoined surrounds and shallow-
triangular-headed lintels. The steeply-pitched gable has kneelers, a pair of
small square offsets and an apex finial, and between the offsets is a
datestone with raised lettering: "CAMBORNE BOARD
SCHOOL 1893"
with a small stepped triple lancet above. At ground floor each wing has 2
cross-windows (with ventilators inserted in 3 upper lights of those to the
right), but at 1st floor they imitate the triangular pattern of the centre,
with small single-light windows flanking a tall 3-stage transomed window
which rises into a gablet matching the principal gable in style. The roof
has cockscomb ridge tiles (some missing) and a corniced chimney at the
left gable. The side walls have inter alia large Venetian-style mullion-and-
transom windows. A single-storey addition to the rear corner of the rear
wing is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: SW6459339802

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