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Latitude: 50.271 / 50°16'15"N
Longitude: -5.1783 / 5°10'41"W
OS Eastings: 173612
OS Northings: 46058
OS Grid: SW736460
Mapcode National: GBR Z5.Z4VK
Mapcode Global: FRA 0819.VVJ
Entry Name: Blackwater Literary Institute
Listing Date: 3 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1312854
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63144
Location: Chacewater, Cornwall, TR4
Civil Parish: Chacewater
Built-Up Area: Blackwater
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Mount Hawke with Mithian
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 74 NW
1/50 Blackwater Literary Institute
Literary Institute. 1889. Built for John Passmore Edwards (donor). Killas with
granite quoins and sills and brick jambs and arches. Dry Delabole slate roofs, half-
hipped ends to front range, otherwise with gable ends. Alternate crested and pierced
clay ridge tiles and terminal finials. Polychrome brick chimneys over side walls.
Rectangular plan with entrance projection, wing to rear, left (west) with attached
room to north. Single storey. Symmetrical 4-window south west front. Plinth and
hoodmoulds over openings. Central round-headed entrance in projecting gabled bay with
inscribed plaque over doorway. Flanking paired and segmental arched window openings
with stopped chamfers. Original segmental arched sashes with marginal panes of
Interior not inspected.
At the opening ceremony in 1890 the donor said, "Nothing gives me greater pleasure
than to give this to my native village, and within a hundred yards of my old home
where memories of boyhood cling around the place". (The Life and Good Works of John
Passmore Edwards by R.S. Best).
This is the first of many gifts to Cornwall by Passmore Edwards and appropriately to
the inhabitants of Blackwater, his place of birth.
Listing NGR: SW7361246058
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