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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: 1141644



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Kea

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 63430

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2/146 Myrtle Cottage


Small house. Circa early C19. Slatestone rubble with granite quoins and brick arches with projecting keystones. Double span slurried scantle slate roof with brick chimneys over gable ends of front roof and further lateral brick chimney midway over rear wall. 2-room central stair plan plus 2 integral shallower service rooms to rear. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window south west front with central doorway within early C20 glazed porch with marginal panes and gable roof with shaped bargeboard. Shallow arches over openings. Original 16-pane hornless sashes. Interior not inspected but said to be little altered. One of a group of 4 similar houses built on a 3 life lease system, and still occupied (1985) by a member of the same family. 'Under such leases a piece of waste ground could be obtained at a nominal rent, and on it the lessee would proceed to erect a house with the understanding that at the death of the longest lived of three selected persons, the ground, together with all the buildings, and improvements should revert to the original owner. Leases could sometimes be renewed on payment of a fine'. Source CORNISH HOMES AND CUSTOMS by A.K. Hamilton Jenkin. An unspoilt house in an harmonious architectural group and overlooking a beautiful and unspoilt stretch of Cowlands Creek.

Listing NGR: SW8381740638

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hamilton Jenkin, A K, Cornish Homes and Customs

National Grid Reference: SW 83817 40638


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