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Potters Cottage and the Downings

A Grade II Listed Building in Egloskerry, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6532 / 50°39'11"N

Longitude: -4.4451 / 4°26'42"W

OS Eastings: 227251

OS Northings: 86580

OS Grid: SX272865

Mapcode National: GBR NG.8424

Mapcode Global: FRA 17LB.S3C

Plus Code: 9C2QMH33+7W

Entry Name: Potters Cottage and the Downings

Listing Date: 11 January 1989

Last Amended: 26 May 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160113

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67937

ID on this website: 101160113

Location: Egloskerry, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Egloskerry

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Egloskerry

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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1524/8/47 Potters Cottage and The Downings
(Formerly listed as:

SX 28 NE
8/47 Potters Cottage and The Downings


House now divided into 2 houses. Probably C17. Stone rubble and cob, rendered and
painted above ground floor. Rag slate roof with gable ends and lower range to left
with gable ends. Stone rubble axial stack with granite quoins. Shaft removed from
front lateral stack.
Plan: Original plan uncertain. The house has been divided into two and was restored
in the mid C20. The house is built down the slope with the ground rising to right
and probably had a 3-room and through passage plan, the right hand house now
comprising the hall, heated by an axial stack backing onto the passage and unheated
inner room. There is a C17 1-room plan wing on the front of the lower side of the
hall, the original purpose of this wing uncertain. The left hand house is probably
the lower end, originally heated by a front lateral stack, and passage, the partition
on the lower side removed. There is a circa C19 outshut extension across the front
of the lower end.
Exterior: Two storeys. Asymmetrical 1:2 window front with ground rising to right.
Higher roof above hall and inner room and 2-storey gabled projection near centre.
Circa C19 single storey outshut extension across front left with C20 window and C20
door. C20 2-light casements on ground and first floor of gabled central wing. To
right C20 3-light casement lighting hall with C20 door and C20 3-light casement to
right and two C20 casements on first floor.
Interior: Right hand house has closely set large roughly chamfered floor joists in
the hall and projection to front of the hall. The timber fireplace lintel is
chamfered. The roof structure was not accessible.
Potters Cottage has roughly cut slighter floor joists and the fireplace has been
covered over.

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