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Noughts and Crosses Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Polperro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3312 / 50°19'52"N

Longitude: -4.5192 / 4°31'8"W

OS Eastings: 220803

OS Northings: 50956

OS Grid: SX208509

Mapcode National: GBR NC.XH0Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 18F5.17M

Plus Code: 9C2Q8FJJ+F8

Entry Name: Noughts and Crosses Inn

Listing Date: 21 August 1964

Last Amended: 26 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160352

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61512

Also known as: Noughts & Crosses

ID on this website: 101160352

Location: Polperro, Cornwall, PL13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Polperro

Built-Up Area: Polperro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Talland

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SX 2050-2150
6/50 Noughts and Crosses Inn (previously
21.8.64 listed as Noughts and Crosses

Bakery now Public House. Probably C17. Reputed to have been built in 1595. Rendered
stone rubble. Rear elevation slate-hung above ground floor. Slate roof with gable
ends. 'Early clay ridge tile with equestrian figure'. 2 large stone rubble chimney
stacks in gable ends. 'Rectangular plan altered internally' 2 storey and attic to Lansallos Street.
Rectangular plan altered internally. 2 storey and attic to Lansallos Street.
Asymmetrical 2-window front. Ground floor with 15-pane window to left and C20 part
glazed door set back. To left, 2 C20 2-light casements with glazing bars. First
floor with 2 large 2-light casements with glazing bars. Attic storey with two 2-
light casements with glazing bars beneath raking roof dormers. Rear elevation
particularly unspoilt. 4-window front. 2-light casements with hexagonal panes and
2-light casements above with glazing bars.
Interior with several old baulks from harbour reused as ceiling beams. Selection of
reused ceiling beams, some with tree nails. 1 beam with chamfer and run-out stops.
Fireplace on right-hand gable end with chamfered lintel with run-out stops, possibly
resued. Reused lintel to fireplace on left-hand gable end. Cloam ovens in both
fireplaces. Reused panelling circa late C18 in rear bar. Ceiling beams on first
floor circa C19. Portholes reused in ceiling.
Name derives from previous use of premises as bakehouse. The owner kept her accounts
by use of noughts and crosses to assess who had paid for bread.
Couch, J History of Polperro 1871.

Listing NGR: SX2080950945

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