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Melody House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kea, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.246 / 50°14'45"N

Longitude: -5.1279 / 5°7'40"W

OS Eastings: 177086

OS Northings: 43131

OS Grid: SW770431

Mapcode National: GBR Z9.ZL4K

Mapcode Global: FRA 084C.XQF

Entry Name: Melody House

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310954

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63411

Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Kea

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Highertown

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


1/127 Melody House


Vicarage, now private house. Circa 1848. Built for the Reverend William Haslem and
possibly designed by him or helped by William White who designed the church, Killas
rubble walls with shallow rubble arches over openings and slatehanging to side wall
(south west). Scantle slate roofs with brick chimneys over gable ends with external
breast to right and lateral shaft over side wall, left, and hip to front (south east)
projection of cross wing.
Irregular plan of overall L-shape with 2 unequal reception rooms flanking through
passage leading to stair behind left-hand room within integral wing kitchen beyond
and integral lean-to at kitchen gable end. Roof sweeps slightly lower to rear of
right-hand room with narrow room behind.
2 storeys. Irregular 3-window south east front with 1-window hipped shallow
projecting wing, left, with wider ground floor window with 3-light casement and 2-
light casement over. 2-window part, set back to right has doorway to far left,
adjoining angle, with C20 top-glazed door and window over. Wider window to ground
floor right has 2-light transomed window with marginal panes. Otherwise windows are
original 1-, 2- or 3-light casements with small panes, except some C20 windows to
rear. A C19 engraving by Butterworth and Heath shows a conservatory/verandah with a
3-bay arcade, flush with and to right front wing.
Interior is little altered with original narrow open-well open string stair with
mahogany handrail wreathed over newel with curtail step. Moulded ceiling cornices to
reception rooms and to stair ceiling also with moulded band. Original doors and

Listing NGR: SW7708643131

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