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Drying Shed and Attached Pit Shed at the East Side of the Manor Tannery Group

A Grade II Listed Building in Grampound, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2978 / 50°17'51"N

Longitude: -4.899 / 4°53'56"W

OS Eastings: 193626

OS Northings: 48220

OS Grid: SW936482

Mapcode National: GBR ZR.36G1

Mapcode Global: FRA 08M7.WRD

Plus Code: 9C2Q74X2+49

Entry Name: Drying Shed and Attached Pit Shed at the East Side of the Manor Tannery Group

Listing Date: 10 February 1967

Last Amended: 20 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144007

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71401

Location: Grampound with Creed, Cornwall, TR2

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Grampound with Creed

Built-Up Area: Grampound

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Grampound with Creed

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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GRAMPOUND FORE STREET (south side), Grampound
SW 9248-9348 WITH CREED
7/59 Drying shed and attached pit shed
at the east side of the Manor
10.2.67 Tannery group (formerly listed
under Manor Tannery)


Drying shed and attached pit shed. Dated 1839 in the internal plasterwork of the
drying shed, with additions of circa mid C19 and few later alterations. Slatestone
rubble with granite dressings and quoins. The drying shed has a slate roof with
ridge tiles and gable ends, with a ventilator on the roof ridge. The pit shed has
roof in 3 sections, in bitumenised slate and corrugated iron; the front has a gable
end and the rear has a hipped roof with stack with brick shaft at the end.
Plan: The drying shed is a rectangular building with the drying room on the upper
storey. It is attached to the pit shed by a corridor at first floor level. The pit
shed is set at right angles to the drying shed, running on about the same axis,
north/south, with a drying loft at the south end and the pits at the north end. At
the north end, the shed is open at the outer side, with tanks for liquor, for soaking
the skins. The skins are kept in motion in the liquor, and the movement was formerly
powered from a waterwheel at some distance to south.
Exterior: The drying shed is 2-storey; the front gable end has a plank door with
cambered stone arch, first floor has stable-type plank door for loading, also with
cambered stone arch and small single window opening. At the right side there is a
corridor at first floor leading to the pitshed, with similar plank door at ground
floor and double height plank door to right. At loft level there are wooden
ventilation louvres.
The pit shed is in three builds; all 2-storey. The rear end is hipped, with stack
with brick shaft, the side facing the drying shed has 2 plank doors and window at
ground floor, with ventilation louvres at loft level, blind at the outer side. The
middle range has a corrugated iron roof; there is a door and C20 window at ground
floor on the side facing the pit shed, with ventilation louvres faced in corrugated
iron at loft level. The outer side has plank door with overlight and wooden louvres
above. The front end range is the pit shed. This has a gable end to north with
window with timber lintel. The outer side has two openings with cambered stone
arches to right, and to left there are two wide openings with timber lintels, divided
by granite monolith piers with central drain. Inside this are the pits, lined with
brick, and the front path is cobbled. The upper level is faced in corrugated iron
with a loading door, and to right there is a C19 2-light 5-pane casement with
cambered stone arch.
Interior: The drying shed is dated in the plaster on the wall of the loft. The loft
has a roof with the trusses set close together, so that the tie beams form the racks
for hanging the skins; the principal rafters are crossed at the apex and pegged.
These buildings appear to be the earliest surviving on the tannery site, the other
buildings on the site have been much rebuilt and altered in C20.

Listing NGR: SW9362648220

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