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Custom House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hayle, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1889 / 50°11'19"N

Longitude: -5.423 / 5°25'22"W

OS Eastings: 155763

OS Northings: 37703

OS Grid: SW557377

Mapcode National: GBR DXZ5.YJY

Mapcode Global: VH12M.YJG2

Plus Code: 9C2P5HQG+HR

Entry Name: Custom House

Listing Date: 2 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70176

Location: Hayle, Cornwall, TR27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Hayle

Built-Up Area: Hayle

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Phillack

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SW 5437-5537
10/80 Custom House
Custom house. Dated 1862. Stone rubble, painted at sides and back, and
pebbledash at front with granite ashlar plinth. Hipped asbestos slate roof
with projecting eaves. Cast-iron ogee gutters. Slurried scantle slate roofs
over side lean-tos.
Plan: Rectangular plan 2-storey central block with single storey lean-to at either end. Probably 2 principal rooms flanking a central hall with stair hall
at rear. Lean-tos may be later additions.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 2 window south-west front with central
doorway. Plinth, corner rusticated quoin strips with alternate vermiculated quoins and similar detail around doorway. Date 1862 carved in lintel over doorway. Threshold stone of doorway has incised compass points. Right-hand opening enlarged to form doorways other windows openings have plain rendered architraves. The lean-tos at either end have granite ashlar plinths like the
main part. Each lean-to has a large doorway at the front with double boarded doors. The right-hand lean-to has level parapet front. Rear has central stair window and loading doorway to the left. All openings are boarded over.
Interior: not inspected.
In 1862 Hayle was given a custom house with the right of bonding general merchandise. A warrant as part of a registry followed immediately, to be withdrawn seventeen years later.
Information provided by Hayle Town Council.

Listing NGR: SW5576337702

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