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Chestnut Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Porth Navas, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1074 / 50°6'26"N

Longitude: -5.1452 / 5°8'42"W

OS Eastings: 175201

OS Northings: 27776

OS Grid: SW752277

Mapcode National: GBR Z8.Y7LG

Mapcode Global: FRA 083Q.P9N

Entry Name: Chestnut Cottage

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159496

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66090

Location: Constantine, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Constantine

Built-Up Area: Porth Navas

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


9/106 Nos 1 and 2, Chestnut Cottage


Pair of cottages and shop. Circa late C18 extended in circa early-mid C19 and with
circa early C20 shop added. Local shale rubble with granite dressings ; the first
floor of the rear wing is plastered cob ; whitewashed side walls and rear wing ; the
rear wall and the first floor of the front is hung with scantle slates. Grouted
scantle slate hipped roof with red clay ridge tiles and deep eaves; gable ended rear
wing with scantle slate roof. Rendered brick shafts to side stacks and gable end
stack of rear wing.
Plan: Overall L-shape plan. The early to mid C19 range (No. 2) has a double depth
plan with 2 small principal front rooms on either side of a central entrance passage
with a straight stair at the back. At the back there are shallow service rooms. The
left-hand back room is actually one of the 2 rooms of an earlier (circa late C18) 2-
room plan cottage which has been incorporated into the early to mid C19 house as a
rear wing. The rear wing (No. 1) is now a separate cottage and may have always been
so. In circa early C20 a small lean-to shop was built on the right-hand side of the
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3 window south east front ; the first floor is
slate hung and has diamond-shape panels between the windows with fishscale pattern
slate hanging. Early to mid C19 16-pane sashes with slate cills. Central doorway,
probably the C19 panelled door but boarded over, the top panels glazed.
The rear wing is entirely slate hung and has one small early to mid C19 16-pane sash
as each floor to the right and a larger early mid C19 16-pane sash in the splay in
the angle to the left over the C19 glazed and panelled back door. To the left the
inner face of the rear wing has a small circa early to mid C19 ground floor and later
C19 first floor 16-pane sash, the one on the ground floor has a dressed granite
lintel and jambs ; to the right a recessed C19 plank door also under the first floor
splay in the angle with the main range.
Including the circa early C20 lean-to shop front on the right-hand side of the main
range. It has an original 8-pane shop window on the front with a plank door to the
left with louvres above and weatherboarded in the gable.
Interior: An early to mid C19 straight staircase with a turned newel and moulded
handrail. C20 chimneypieces.

Listing NGR: SW7520127776

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