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The Round House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sennen Cove, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.0777 / 50°4'39"N

Longitude: -5.7042 / 5°42'15"W

OS Eastings: 135077

OS Northings: 26309

OS Grid: SW350263

Mapcode National: GBR DX9G.V9P

Mapcode Global: VH05M.29RR

Plus Code: 9C2P37HW+38

Entry Name: The Round House

Listing Date: 15 December 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143807

English Heritage Legacy ID: 69894

Location: Sennen, Cornwall, TR19

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Sennen

Built-Up Area: Sennen Cove

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Sennen

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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4/357 The Round House
Capstan house. Possibly C18, heightened in the C19. Granite rubble walls to the
plinth and ground floor walls with granite dressings to the openings. Vertically-set
tarred weather boarding above. Scantle slate conical roof.
Round plan with man operated capstan (windlass) on the ground floor and former
fishermen's stores above (now shops). Original or C19 machinery, original floors and
roof structure since heightening in the C19.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Ground floor has doorway facing north and 4 other irregularly
sized and disposed openings. First floor has 2 doorways with old boarded doors and 2
window openings with 9-pane fixed lights.
Interior: Unaltered interior has 8 barred capstan in remarkable condition; double
beams with iron strainers for centering drum of windlass; king post roof structure
with diagonal struts and with the weight of the roof carried on struts angled up from
the ground floor walls.

Listing NGR: SW3507726309

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