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Laundry Cottages of Penrose Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Porthleven, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.0844 / 50°5'3"N

Longitude: -5.2987 / 5°17'55"W

OS Eastings: 164115

OS Northings: 25691

OS Grid: SW641256

Mapcode National: GBR FX9G.7NL

Mapcode Global: VH139.34MM

Plus Code: 9C2P3PM2+QG

Entry Name: Laundry Cottages of Penrose Manor House

Listing Date: 9 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207475

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385341

Location: Porthleven, Cornwall, TR13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Porthleven

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Porthleven

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Row of estate cottages. Early C19 incorporating some reused
C18 features probably from the Manor House (qv). Built for
John Penrose. Rubble walls; slatehanging to right-hand gable;
grouted scantle slate roof; brick end stacks and rear lateral
Long rectangular plan built end on to the slope with eaves and
roof parallel to slope; 1 room deep. 2 storeys; irregular
overall 7-window 1st-floor range. Windows include 5 early C19
horizontal-sliding sashes with glazing bars, 2x16-pane
hornless sashes of similar date, a reused C18 eight-pane sash
with thick glazing bars used on its side, 2 old casement
windows with glazing bars and a rare early C19 two-light
window with 1 light with horizontal glazing bars and random
leaded panes. 6 doorways; 3 with C19 four-panel doors and 2
with planked doors. Right-hand end has 2 early C19
horizontal-sliding sashes with glazing bars. Rear has 4
windows with glazing bars.
INTERIOR: features include some reused C18 features including
2x2-panel doors with bolection-moulded panels and HL hinges,
some other 2-panel doors and an eared chimneypiece. Original
features include the roof structure with collar trusses where
visible, most of the floor structures, some staircases, some
plank and muntin partitions, the remains of a built-in settle,
a hob grate and iron range, an Art Nouveau grate and a cobbled
floor probably inserted when part of the building was
converted to animal use, and a copper in the part later used
as a laundry.
The setting of these cottages is unusually intact with a
cobbled forecourt up to a parallel stone wall and an original
granite horse trough and mounting block; there are 2 water
cisterns and an iron boot scraper by one doorway.
(The National Trust Vernacular Building Historical Survey:

Listing NGR: SW6411525691

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