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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1140037



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Quethiock

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 61336

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12/137 Maids House


Four 1-roomed almshouses, then 2 cottages, now 1 cottage. Circa 1633-1640. Restored in 1970s-1980s. Built for poor spinsters of the parish by William Coryton. Painted stone rubble with painted rendered concrete block repairs. Rag slate roof with hipped end on left and gable end on right. Brick stack on ridge near centre replacing stone rubble stack. 2 room plan with axial stacks between, with back-to-back fireplaces. 1½ storeys, originally symmetrical, 2 window front. 2 entrance doors near centre with chamfered granite lintels and jambs with pyramid stops. C20, part glazed, plank doors. Flanking entrances, two 3-light granite mullioned windows with hollow chamfered mullions. Left-hand window renewed. Above 2 half-dormer windows with slate raking roofs, inserted in 1970s. Reused 1-light and 3-light casements with glazing. Dormers with casements to rear. Interior; 2 granite fireplaces, back-to-back, chamfered granite lintels and jambs with pyramid stops. Granite hearth to right-hand fireplace. Ceiling beams replaced. Roof of 6 bays with heavy principals chamfered below collars with straight cranked feet dying into wall. Wall plate possibly raised. Collars chamfered, dovetailed into principals. V. M and F. J Chesher. The Cornishman's House, 1968 Mary French A Victorian Village. A record of the Parish of Quethiock in Cornwall 1977

Listing NGR: SX3123264726

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Chesher, V M, F J , , The Cornishmans House, (1968)
French, M, A Victorian Village A Record of the Parish of Quethiock in Cornwall, (1977)

National Grid Reference: SX3123264726


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