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Building at Approximately 25 Metres North of Higher Spargo Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Mabe, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1487 / 50°8'55"N

Longitude: -5.1453 / 5°8'43"W

OS Eastings: 175389

OS Northings: 32358

OS Grid: SW753323

Mapcode National: GBR Z8.VMLJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 083M.H9F

Entry Name: Building at Approximately 25 Metres North of Higher Spargo Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264336

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428064

Location: Mabe, Cornwall, TR10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Mabe

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Mabe

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text



SW 73 SE MABE

3/71 Building at approximately 25 metres
- north of Higher Spargo Farmhouse

GV II


Round building of unknown purpose. Possible uses include: a malthouse, a smoking
chamber, an ash-house, an ice-house and a pigsty. Probably C18, possibly older.
Granite rubble with some dressed granite.
Plan: Round plan with doorway in its south side. This side has at some time been
partly rebuilt so that externally the wall is straight where its thickness has been
reduced otherwise the building has been unaltered and high stone corbelled roof (with
central capstone) springs from the very thick rubble walls.
Exterior: Single storey. Overgrown rubble walls adjoin 2 rubble and earth hedges (at
rear left and on the right). South front has high doorway with remains of original
corbelled arched head on the right (this arch is similar to those found on the outer
doorways to C18 ovens in Cornwall). There is a later monolithic jambstone further
into the doorway on the right with iron pintails for hanging a door.
Interior: The earth floor is said to have some trace of ash and the walls and roof
appear to be blackened.


Listing NGR: SW7538932358

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

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