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MR LANYON'S ALMHOUSES AND WALLS SURROUNDING GARDEN TO EAST

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.

Name: MR LANYON'S ALMHOUSES AND WALLS SURROUNDING GARDEN TO EAST

List entry Number: 1141647

Location

MR LANYON'S ALMHOUSES AND WALLS SURROUNDING GARDEN TO EAST, HALVARRAS ROAD

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Kea

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-May-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 63433

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History

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Details

SW 84 SW KEA HALVARRAS ROAD, Playing Place

2/149 Mr Lanyon's Almshouses and walls 30.5.67 surrounding garden to east

GV II*

Almshouses and garden walls to front. 1726. Built for Lanyon. Painted slatestone rubble walls, granite sills, oak lintels and windows. flipped scantle slate roof sweeping very low to rear. Tall rendered chimneys, each with 2 flues over side walls, and central axial chimney with 4 flues. Original plan of 2 pairs of single- cell plans with central stair between each pair and narrow, possibly communal, service area open to continuous rear catslide roof. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 6-window east front arranged as 2 identical 3-window fronts with 2 doorways towards middle of each. C20 doors with 2 glazed top panels. All 3- light casements with possibly original oak frames and mullions with internal chamfers and stops. Lintels over first floor windows have bowtell moulding. Dated stone name plaque to first floor, middle, with raised letters and one S in the form of a bird. Rear is blind but light is emitted through old iron skylights in roof. Interior of third from left inspected and much original structure and detail survives including ovolo-moulded oak ceiling beams, ovolo-moulded muntins with plank partition and 2-panel door to first floor room with ovolo-moulded panels and 1 original nailed strap hinge. Original roof structure not inspected. Granite coped garden walls flanking front linked to house by slate-roofed doorway to left with old ledged door with iron strap hinges and wooden latch, and earth closet with slate roof to right. Return walling, parallel to front, and with entrance, has rubble coping. It is thought that the ground floor was for men and the first floor for women. Now divided into 4 units, each with ground and first floor rooms. Despite some conversion, this is a very intact building retaining its essentialy simple but functional design.

Listing NGR: SW8133741330

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National Grid Reference: SW 81337 41330

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