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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1159509
English Heritage Legacy ID: 66092
Location: Constantine, Cornwall, TR11
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
SW 72 NE CONSTANTINE PORTH NAVAS
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
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
Listing NGR: SW7523127756
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