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Constantine Youth Centre Including Forecourt Area Walls and Gate Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Constantine, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1185 / 50°7'6"N

Longitude: -5.1663 / 5°9'58"W

OS Eastings: 173745

OS Northings: 29068

OS Grid: SW737290

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.LN0F

Mapcode Global: FRA 082P.T9K

Entry Name: Constantine Youth Centre Including Forecourt Area Walls and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159424

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66086

Location: Constantine, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Constantine

Built-Up Area: Constantine

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


8/102 Constantine Youth Centre including
- forecourt area walls and gate-piers


School. Dated 1836, converted into a youth centre in the C20. Coursed granite
rubble with granite dressings. Grouted scantle slate roof with gabled ends and red
clay ridge tiles. There is a truncated ventilator over the ridge of the main range.
Plan: Externally the plan consists of a main range with a cross-wing at the right
end which does not project at the back and only slightly at the front where there is
a single storey porch in the left hand angle. Originally the building must have been
2 storeys and the wing was probably separated internally from the main range. In the
C20 the floors and partitions were removed and the building is now one large hall.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window range with the gable end of the 2-storey
and attic cross-wing projecting slightly on the right with a single storey gable-
ended porch projecting in the angle to the left of the cross-wing. Large chamfered
granite windows with hoodmoulds, all the first floor windows have been blocked but
the ground floor windows have C20 3-light wooden frames. The gable end of the cross-
wing has a narrow single light attic window with a dripmould, now blocked. The porch
has a chamfered granite doorway with run-out stops and a C20 plank door on the left
side, and a small C20 sash on the front gable end in a chamfered granite frame with a
hoodmould and a datestone '1836' above.
The left hand gable end has similar windows with hoodmoulds to the main range front
windows; they are blocked.
The rear elevation has tall windows with unchamfered granite lintels, the right hand
window of the main range has a 3-centred arch frame with spandrals.
Including the former playground area wall at the front, low granite rubble wall with
cemented capping; 2 pairs of single granite monolith gate-piers with semi-circular
tops and 2 wrought iron gates.
Interior is now one large hall without floors or internal partitions which have
presumably been removed.
Built as a British School in 1836 and conducted on the Lancaster system. Charles Fox
of Trebah, in this parish, took a great interest in the establishment of the school.
Source: Charles Henderson. A History of the Parish of Constantine in Cornwall.
page 222.

Listing NGR: SW7374529068

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