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Lavender Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Boscastle, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327728

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68709

Location: Forrabury and Minster, Cornwall, PL35

County: Cornwall

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

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FORRABURY AND FORE STREET (west side), Boscastle
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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