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Former Gun Shed and Attached Lime Kilns

A Grade II Listed Building in St Austell, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3326 / 50°19'57"N

Longitude: -4.7586 / 4°45'30"W

OS Eastings: 203773

OS Northings: 51711

OS Grid: SX037517

Mapcode National: GBR N1.XFHL

Mapcode Global: FRA 08X5.3Z1

Plus Code: 9C2Q86MR+2H

Entry Name: Former Gun Shed and Attached Lime Kilns

Listing Date: 10 March 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1212577

English Heritage Legacy ID: 397006

Location: St. Austell Bay, Cornwall, PL25

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St Austell Bay

Built-Up Area: St Austell

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Charlestown

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


868/4/10001 Former Gun Shed and
attached lime kilns


Gun shed. c1804-5, built to house 18-pounder guns from the cliff
battery (q.v.). Coursed stone rubble with brick right gable-end;
gabled slate roof. Rectangular plan with ground-floor store for
guns and first-floor carpenters' shop. 2 storeys; 4-window
range. 3/2 pane sashes of 1991 with brick jambs to first floor;
semi-circular-arched opening to left, timber lintel over opening
with brick jambs to right; 4 buttresses. Left gable end has
steps to loft door and timber lintels over flanking 3/3-pane
sashes. Interior: heavy beams; cobbled floor; king-post roof.
Subsidiary features; limekilns (on 1825 estate map) attached to
right end and at right angles to rear left, built of squared
granite blocks with chamfered coping to retaining walls, and
keyed brick arches to kilns, that left adjoining sawpit. The
kilns are of an unusually grand scale and flank a rare example
of a gun shed of the Napoleonic era.

Listing NGR: SX0377351711

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

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