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Watch Tower Studio and Former Lifeboat Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Looe, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3522 / 50°21'7"N

Longitude: -4.4528 / 4°27'10"W

OS Eastings: 225604

OS Northings: 53131

OS Grid: SX256531

Mapcode National: GBR NG.W238

Mapcode Global: FRA 18K3.H30

Plus Code: 9C2Q9G2W+VV

Entry Name: Watch Tower Studio and Former Lifeboat Shed

Listing Date: 17 September 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376369

ID on this website: 101201098

Location: East Looe, Cornwall, PL13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Looe

Built-Up Area: Looe

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Martin with St Nicholas, Looe

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SX2453 CHURCH END, East Looe
857-1/4/5 Watch Tower Studio and former
17/09/73 Lifeboat Shed


Former Lifeboat shed and watchtower, now used as council store
and studio. c1860. Rubble with granite quoins and red brick
arches and flush strings; dry slate roofs with projecting
eaves with exposed moulded rafter ends and purlins; crested
red ridge tiles. T-shaped plan. Italianate style. 2-storey
tower, single-storey boat shed. Round-arched single-light
windows except group of 3 lights to first floor front of
tower; large 3-light transomed window under segmental arch to
rear end of boat house; front doorway under similar arch with
original transomed fanlight over part-glazed doors; oculae to
tower gables. Simple interior where inspected.

Listing NGR: SX2560453131

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