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Old Lifeboat House

A Grade II Listed Building in Penzance, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1186 / 50°7'7"N

Longitude: -5.5335 / 5°32'0"W

OS Eastings: 147503

OS Northings: 30264

OS Grid: SW475302

Mapcode National: GBR DXQC.G59

Mapcode Global: VH12Z.18HW

Entry Name: Old Lifeboat House

Listing Date: 16 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210218

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351304

Location: Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Penzance

Built-Up Area: Penzance

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Penzance St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


SW 4730 Old Lifeboat House


Lifeboat house. 1884. Square coursed granite with ashlar dressings, slate
roof. Single storey rectangular shed with double doors (modern), under an
apparently replacement lintel, in the gable and three light oriel with granite
mullions over door. This is flanked by terracotta roundels with the RNLI crest.
Coped gable with kneelers, arched bellcote with ball finial. Long elevation
with 3 square headed small paned windows. The lifeboat was kept at Penzance
from 1803-1917 and in this building 1885-1917. It is one of the best surviving
examples in Cornwall.

Listing NGR: SW4750330264

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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