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Former Reading Room and Wash House

A Grade II Listed Building in Porth Navas, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1073 / 50°6'26"N

Longitude: -5.1448 / 5°8'41"W

OS Eastings: 175231

OS Northings: 27756

OS Grid: SW752277

Mapcode National: GBR Z8.Y7PT

Mapcode Global: FRA 083Q.PH6

Entry Name: Former Reading Room and Wash House

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159509

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66092

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


9/108 Former reading room and wash house


Reading room and adjoining wash house, now used as stores. Circa mid to late C19.
Local shale rubble with granite dressings and red brick rear wall. Slate roof with
gable ends, deep eaves and red clay ridge tiles. Central red brick axial stack.
Plan: Long single depth rectangular single storey building of 2 rooms with a central
axial stack with back to back fireplaces heating the wash house to the left and the
reading room to the right. Both rooms have doorways at the front.
Exterior: Single storey. Symmetrical front with 2 C19 6-pane horizontally pivotted
windows at the centre with slate cills ; and to the left and right of the front C19
doorways each with a plank door. At either gable end a C19 wooden chamfered and
transom window.
There are no windows in the rear wall which backs onto a small stream flowing into
the creek at Porth Navas.
Interior: The reading room has a small fireplace with a moulded granite shelf and a
decorated cast iron grate. The former wash-house to the left is said to have had a
copper boiler.

Listing NGR: SW7523127756

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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