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Jamaica Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Altarnun, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5623 / 50°33'44"N

Longitude: -4.5667 / 4°34'0"W

OS Eastings: 218307

OS Northings: 76765

OS Grid: SX183767

Mapcode National: GBR N9.FW8L

Mapcode Global: FRA 17BL.0Q6

Plus Code: 9C2QHC6M+W8

Entry Name: Jamaica Inn

Listing Date: 23 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142775

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68303

Location: Altarnun, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Altarnun

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Altarnon with Bolventor

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Tagged with: Maritime museum Pub

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6/85 (15/1) Jamaica Inn


Public house. Circa late C18. Slate hung with rag slates. Bitumen coated rag slate
roof with hipped ends. Slate hung shafts to axial stacks.
Plan: Probably originally a two room and cross or through passage plan, heated by
end stacks. In the circa C19 extended with two further rooms on right and left hand
sides, the right hand room heated by a fireplace, backing onto the earlier end
fireplace of the right hand room. Further extended with second range across rear in
C19 and C20. The stables which join the front right hand corner and project in a
wing to front right have been converted into domestic use with a shop on the ground
Exterior: Two storeys. Symmetrical 1:3:1 window front with windows replaced in C20.
Central C20 door in gabled C20 porch flanked by two C20 2-light casements to right
and left. 5 similar casements on first floor.
Interior: Internal partitions to central range removed. Roughly cut granite lintels
to the fireplaces.
Jamaica Inn is closely connected with the novel by Daphne Du Maurier of the same
name. The house was made into an inn as the result of the novel's success.

Listing NGR: SX1830776765

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