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LOWERTOWN INSTITUTE AND PAVEMENT WITH GATEWAY AT THE FRONT

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: LOWERTOWN INSTITUTE AND PAVEMENT WITH GATEWAY AT THE FRONT

List entry Number: 1142150

Location

LOWERTOWN INSTITUTE AND PAVEMENT WITH GATEWAY AT THE FRONT

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Sithney

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Aug-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 65987

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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

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National Grid Reference: SW6589329238

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