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Latitude: 50.3309 / 50°19'51"N
Longitude: -4.5169 / 4°31'0"W
OS Eastings: 220963
OS Northings: 50911
OS Grid: SX209509
Mapcode National: GBR NC.XHLD
Mapcode Global: FRA 18F5.83C
Entry Name: Willy Wilcox Cottage
Listing Date: 26 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1160726
English Heritage Legacy ID: 61551
Location: Polperro, Cornwall, PL13
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
LANSALLOS QUAY ROAD, (south side), Polperro
6/85 Willy Wilcox Cottage
2 cottages and store, now 2 cottages. Circa early C19. Rendered stone rubble with
slate roof to lower range with gable ends. Asbestos slate roof to higher range with
gable ends. Rendered brick chimney stacks on gable ends with rendered stone rubble
chimney stack between the 2 ranges. Single depth plan, built into side of steeply
sloping hill on solid rock. 2 storey asymmetrical 4-window range on left originally
comprising cottage and store. Ground floor with two 12-pane sashes with door to left
of centre. C20 6-light casement to right beneath slate hood. Opening originally
contained one 2-light casement. Above four 12-pane sashes. Range on right of 3
storeys, with asymmetrical 2-window front. Ground and first floor with two 12-pane
sashes. Second floor with two 2-light casements with glazing bars.
Interior not inspected.
Included for group value as important elevations to harbour.
In side of hill to left of cottage is Willy Woolcock's Hole, believed to extend
underground as far as Landaviddy. Name attributed to character who sought to test
theory but never returned from the hole.
Early photograph dated 1861 by Lewis Harding of Polperro harbour with William Rowett
and family illustrates buildings prior to alterations.
Lanyon, A The Rooks of Trelawne 1976.
Listing NGR: SX2096350911
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