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Bosoughan Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Colan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4093 / 50°24'33"N

Longitude: -4.99 / 4°59'23"W

OS Eastings: 187650

OS Northings: 60875

OS Grid: SW876608

Mapcode National: GBR ZK.L6GX

Mapcode Global: FRA 07FZ.3SG

Plus Code: 9C2QC256+P2

Entry Name: Bosoughan Cottage

Listing Date: 15 April 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390900

English Heritage Legacy ID: 492426

Location: Colan, Cornwall, TR8

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Colan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Columb Minor and Colan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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1555/0/10013 Bosoughan Cottage

House. Circa early C18; extended later C20. Cob walls. Gable-ended roof, originally thatched, re-clad in corrugated asbestos sheets. Projecting gable-end stacks with short rendered shafts.
PLAN: 2-room plan with straight central staircase rising from entrance lobby at front; right hand [south] room the parlour, left [north] room the kitchen, both with gable-end fireplaces, the kitchen's with an oven. The outshut behind the kitchen was probably an unheated service room and might have been an original feature of the house. The small extension in the rear angle and the conservatory and outshut at the left [north] end are later C20 additions.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Almost symmetrical 3-window west front. C20 replacement windows in original openings; central doorway with plank door. At rear [east] outshut on right with small flat roof extension in angle at centre. Later C20 outshut and conservatory on north end.
INTERIOR largely intact and complete with much of the original joinery and carpentry, including plank partitions on ground and first floors, closely-spaced ovolo-moulded ceiling beams in both ground floor rooms; north room is kitchen and has large fireplace with stone jambs, chamfered timber bressumer with straigt-cut stops and oven with iron door. Parlour fireplace has large re-used stone in left jamb. Pegged rafter roof trusses; purlins replaced.
Bosoughan Cottage is a largely intact early C18 cob-built house with unusually complete interior features.

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