LOWERTOWN INSTITUTE AND PAVEMENT WITH GATEWAY AT THE FRONT

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1142150

Date first listed: 26-Aug-1987

Statutory Address: LOWERTOWN INSTITUTE AND PAVEMENT WITH GATEWAY AT THE FRONT

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Location

Statutory Address: LOWERTOWN INSTITUTE AND PAVEMENT WITH GATEWAY AT THE FRONT

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Sithney

National Grid Reference: SW6589329238

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History

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Details

SW 62 NE SITHNEY LOWERTOWN

8/307 Lowertown Institute and, pavement - with gateway at the front

GV II

Probably former nonconformist chapel including pavement and gate at the front built in 2 phases and later converted for use as a village institute. Circa mid-C19 and circa late C19. The original part is painted rubble with dressed granite quoins, jambstones and lintels and brick arches; slurried scantle slate roof, half-hipped on the right and with a brick chimney over the right-hand end. The later part, left, is killas rubble with regular dressed granite quoins, sills, jambstones and lintels; slurried scantle slate roof with gable ends. Cast-iron ogee gutters to both parts. Plan: 2 rectangular rooms, the original circa mid-Cl9 (probably chapel) right, and the circa late-C19 slightly deeper and taller part, left, projecting farther at the front. The left hand -room has galleried seating (sloping from floor level) at the left and a stage on the right with an organ bay right contrived by using part of the original chapel. Single storey. Overall 4 window front comprising 2 symmetrical 2 window fronts each with a central doorway, the left hand front built slightly forward from the original front, right. The original front has its original tall 18-pane hornless sashes and over the doorway, is a 9-pane fixed overlight to resemble the upper sashes. Ledged door. The openings are spanned by shallow brick arches. At the rear towards the right are two 12-pane sashes. The later front, left, has segmental granite monolithic arches over the openings. Ledged door and original tall 8-pane horned sashes. At the middle of the left hand end are a pair of round-headed windows with marginal panes within a large round-headed opening. Interior : in the left hand room there is the original plaster ceiling with a moulded cornice, ornate central rose and 4 smaller roses. The pitch-pine seating is also original. Possibly at the right hand side (ritual east) there was originally a rostrum with a pulpit (now a simple stage). Raised wall at the front with square-on-plan granite monolithic posts, granite copings over a low wall and cast-iron gates with fleur-de-lys finials.

Listing NGR: SW6589329238

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 65987

Legacy System: LBS

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