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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: 1142814



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Altarnun

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Nov-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 68297

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ALTARNUN ALTARNUN SX 28 SW 4/79 Altarnun Post Office and Corner - cottage


Post Office and adjoining cottage. Circa mid C17 extended in early C19, late C19 and late C20. Rendered and painted stone rubble and possibly cob. Asbestos slate roofs with gable ends. Stone rubble end stack on right and stone rubble end stack on left with similar end stack to parallel range to rear. Plan: Two room and cross or through passage plan house, the larger hall kitchen to right heated by end stack and smaller probable parlour to left also originally heated by end stack. Extended on left hand side in circa early C19 with one-room plan cottage, heated by end stack on left. This cottage was further extended to rear in circa later C19 with a second room heated by an end stack. The plan has now been altered. The right hand room of the earlier house is now Corner Cottage and the passage, left hand room and later early C19 cottage to left are now the Post Office with private accommodation. Exterior: Two storeys. Asymmetrical 1:2 window front. The earlier house on right has an asymmetrical 2-window front with C19 porch to left of centre, of stone rubble with gable end and chamfered granite doorframe within which has been blocked. Two- light casement to left and door to right with slate hood and C19 2-light casement beyond. First floor with C20 window to left and 2-light casement to right. The later cottage to right has a higher roof and an asymmetrical one-window elevation with C20 window to left and C20 door to right. C20 window on first floor. Interior: Ground floor cross wall between left hand cottage and left hand room of earlier house removed. Interior of right hand cottage (Corner Cottage) not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX2241581106

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National Grid Reference: SX 22383 81251


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