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House on Props

A Grade II Listed Building in Polperro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3315 / 50°19'53"N

Longitude: -4.5184 / 4°31'6"W

OS Eastings: 220856

OS Northings: 50981

OS Grid: SX208509

Mapcode National: GBR NC.XH64

Mapcode Global: FRA 18F5.1J8

Entry Name: House on Props

Listing Date: 21 August 1964

Last Amended: 26 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310271

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61582

Location: Polperro, Cornwall, PL13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Polperro

Built-Up Area: Polperro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Talland

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 2050-2150
6/114 House on Props, (previously listed
21.8.64 as House on the Props, Warren Road)


House now restaurant with accommodation above. Possibly early C18. Reputed to be
C16. Rendered and painted stone rubble with slate-hung gable end on harbour side.
Slate roof with gable ends to main range. Projecting wing jettied over stream once
had hipped end. This has now been remodelled, the wing enlarged with a hipped end
facing the harbour.
Probably originally of 2 rooms with jettied wing over stream forming overall 'L'
shape plan. Entrance in outer angle of projecting wing and main range has been
retained. Plan altered internally.
3 storeys, asymmetrical elevations. Elevation facing Talland Street of 3 storeys.
Ground floor with 16-pane window on left and canted C19 bow window with decorative
glazing bars and beaded mullions. Both beneath wide timber lintel. Further to right
bay window and glazed door with similar glazing bars. First floor with C19 2-light
casement. Small rectangular window and further 2-light casement to right. Second
floor with casements. Elevation towards harbour with gable end to main range.
Ground floor with 18-pane C19 shop window. 2-light casement above in opening for
sash and inserted 3-light casement in gable end. Projecting wing to right completely
remodelled in C20 with C20 fenestration in side wall overlooking harbour. The
projecting wing is jettied over the stream with oak props below thus giving premises
its name. Upper floors not inspected.
For photograph of House on Props prior to C20 alterations see
de Burlet, S Portrait of Polperro 1977 p 6.

Listing NGR: SX2083150980

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