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Latitude: 50.1239 / 50°7'25"N
Longitude: -5.4698 / 5°28'11"W
OS Eastings: 152087
OS Northings: 30633
OS Grid: SW520306
Mapcode National: GBR DXWC.1BK
Mapcode Global: VH130.44QV
Entry Name: York Cottage, Honeysuckle Cottage, York House and Chapel Cottage
Listing Date: 9 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1159469
English Heritage Legacy ID: 69916
Location: Marazion, Cornwall, TR17
Civil Parish: Marazion
Built-Up Area: Marazion
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Marazion
Church of England Diocese: Truro
MARAZION FORE STREET, Marazion
5/12 York Cottage, Honeysuckle Cottage,
York House and Chapel Cottage
House, now 4 houses. Circa late C15 or C16, extended probably in the C17 and
remodelled circa early C19 and circa mid C19. Granite rubble with granite dressings
mostly stucco on the street (north) side. Scantle slate roofs with projecting eaves
at the front. Brick chimneys over gable end right and over cross wall towards left.
Plan: now a long L-shaped range taller left and middle; comprising a central 2 room
house (now divided) and with a similar 1 room plan house at either end. The left
hand house 2 rooms deep and the middle house with a C17 wing at right angles behind
the left-hand room. The house on the right is lower and is a 2 room plan, the left
hand room formerly the hall of the original house and the right hand room has been a
shop. Originally this group was probably 1 house with a 3 room and through passage
plan which was extended with a parlour or service wing in the C17. The present front
was to conceal evidence of alterations and provide a street front. At the rear of
the right hand part of the former 2-room house (York House) is a circa late C15 or
C16 4-light probably hall window. There were other mullioned windows in the C17 wing
until recently (July 1986), now removed and buried in the back yard.
2 storeys. Overall 7 window range of 1:3:1:2 bays, the first 5 bays taller with a 3
window house in the middle and similar 1 window front on either side. The 3 window
house has pilasters adjoining the other houses, stucco window surrounds and stucco
modillioned eaves cornice. The 3 ground floor windows have keystones and the 3 first
floor windows have bracket-shaped headed lintels. The ground floor right hand window
is slightly left of alignment with the first floor window to provide space for a
doorway far right. The ground floor windows are slightly wider. The doorway far
left is presumably a C20 insertion cutting away part of the pilaster. On either side
the fronts were probably formerly similarly detailed but now painted rubble, left,
and plain render, right. A 12-pane hornless sash to the first floor far left is
presumably contemporary with the remodelling of the whole group; the other windows
are later 4-paned horned sashes. At the far right the house is lower and has a
former shop front with a tripartite sash to the right.
The rear has some original circa late medieval and C17 walling but much remodelled.
The most interesting feature is a late medieval 4 light granite mullioned window with
king mullion (see plan description).
Interior : In the C17 wing are some original chamfered oak ceiling beams, otherwise
interior not inspected.
At the roadside is a shallow walk and a chamfered granite round coped retaining wall
surmounted by iron railings. The stanchions have square cushion bases and ball
finials and the 2 round section rails are socketted into square collars. Older C19
railings at left hand return.
The front of this group displays little evidence of the building's great age and
former importance and it clearly demonstrates how, as with many other Cornish
buildings, they have been remodelled.
Listing NGR: SW5208730633
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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