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Smugglers House Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Gorran Haven, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2407 / 50°14'26"N

Longitude: -4.7887 / 4°47'19"W

OS Eastings: 201244

OS Northings: 41578

OS Grid: SX012415

Mapcode National: GBR ZX.HZDK

Mapcode Global: FRA 08VD.B72

Entry Name: Smugglers House Hotel

Listing Date: 15 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71623

Location: St. Goran, Cornwall, PL26

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Goran

Built-Up Area: Gorran Haven

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Goran

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 0041 0141 Gorran Haven
5/125 Smugglers House Hotel

House, now hotel. Circa early C17, with additions of later C17 and alterations of
C19 and C20. Stone rubble; rendered and painted. Slate roof with ridge tiles, gable
end to left and hipped to right. Gable end stack to left with brick shaft, rear
lateral stack to right with rubble and brick shaft.
Plan: Three-room and cross passage plan; possibly originally a through passage. The
lower end room is to left, heated from a gable end stack. The central room, to the
right of the passage appears always to have been unheated. The upper end room to
right is heated from a rear lateral stack. In the later C17, a stair tower was added
to the rear of the passage. Probably circa late C17 - early C18, an unheated outshut
of one storey with loft was added to rear right, abutting the stair tower. Probably
in the C19 a single storey service wing was added to rear left.
Exterior: storeys, an asymmetrical 5-window front. At ground floor, from the left,
there is a C19 18-pane horizontal sliding sash, a recessed doorway with C19 half-
glazed door, a C19 2-light 8-pane casement with the pintles remaining for external
shutters and a C19 3-light 8-pane casement; ground floor windows have timber lintels.
At first floor from the left there are two C19 2-light 8-pane casements, two late C19
4-pane sashes and a C19 2-light 8-pane casement. At attic level to left there is a
C20 2-light 4-pane casement with slate cill. The left end is rendered, with external
stack. The right end has two C20 windows at first floor to right. At the rear there
is an external stack to left with C20 raking dormer to right of the stack. The
outshut to left has C19 9-pane window and plank door, 4-pane window annd 2-light 2-
pane casement. The stair tower is gabled, the upper level in rendered cob, with C19
2-light 2-pane casement. The rear service wing to right is single storey, with C20
door, 3-light 8-pane casement and plank stable-type door; corrugated asbestos
monopitch roof. There is a small single storey stone rubble addition at the end with
single window.
Interior: At ground floor, the partition walls between the lower end room, the
passage and the room to right have been removed, forming one large room. There are
some roughly hewn chamfered beams remaining and some moulded replacement beams. At
the left end, the fireplace has large roughly hewn cambered timber lintel with cloam
oven to rear left. The front windows have deep splayed reveals. The room to end
right has similar ceiling beams and rear lateral fireplace with roughly hewn timber
lintel. There is a cupboard under the stair with a plank door with H hinges. The
stair is a dog-leg, rebuilt, and continues up to attic level. At first floor the
rooms are divided by stud partitions, the room to front right with C18 moulded beams.
There is a straight stair in the outshut to rear right. At the right end of the
roof, there are two trusses visible; the principal rafters are roughly hewn, with
cambered collars pegged to the sides of the principals. There are two rows of
purlins resting on the backs of the principals. The other trusses are ceiled below
the level of the collars, with the feet of the principal rafters visible.

Listing NGR: SX0124441578

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