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Latitude: 50.6847 / 50°41'4"N
Longitude: -4.6915 / 4°41'29"W
OS Eastings: 209963
OS Northings: 90685
OS Grid: SX099906
Mapcode National: GBR N4.66PY
Mapcode Global: FRA 1728.D2J
Plus Code: 9C2QM8M5+V9
Entry Name: Lavender Cottage
Listing Date: 17 December 1962
Last Amended: 16 August 2004
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1327728
English Heritage Legacy ID: 68709
Location: Forrabury and Minster, Cornwall, PL35
Civil Parish: Forrabury and Minster
Built-Up Area: Boscastle
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Forrabury
Church of England Diocese: Truro
FORRABURY AND FORE STREET (west side), Boscastle
SW 0990 MINSTER
7/47 The Old Post House (previously
listed as Trecarne House)
House. Circa C17. Rendered and painted stone rubble. Rag slate roof with gable ends.
Stone rubble stack on left hand gable end, stone rubble front lateral stack and shaft
removed from stack on right hand gable end.
Original plan altered and earlier arrangement uncertain; possibly a 2 room and
through passage plan with lower end to left originally heated by gable end stack and
hall to right heated by a front lateral stack. The left hand gable end stack
probably heated a first floor chamber. In circa late C18 a small heated service room
was added to the rear of the hall. In circa C19 outshot extensions were added to the
front of the left hand lateral stack, to the front of the entrance and to the front
of the right hand room.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front. Ground floor with partly slate hung, stone
rubble single storey outshots on front with early C19 16-pane sash to left, part
glazed C20 stable type door and C19 triple sash on outshot to right. Main range with
C20 cross windows to left lighting left hand room. First floor of main range with
early C19 12-pane sash to left of front lateral stack and two similar windows to
Interior ceiling beams renewed. Room on right with lintel to fireplace renewed and
cloam oven blocked. Room on left with fireplace rebuilt in C20 and granite lintel
with run-out stops and small ball finial reset in wall to right, possibly from
demolished manor or chapel of St. James. Kitchen to rear left with C19 cloam oven.
C19 stair. First floor not inspected.
Forms part of picturesque group in Fore Street, Boscastle.
Listing NGR: SX0996390685
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