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Blackwater Literary Institute

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackwater, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312854

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63144

Location: Chacewater, Cornwall, TR4

County: Cornwall

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

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Listing Text

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
coloured glass.
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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