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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: 1143807



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Sennen

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Dec-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 69894

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SENNEN SENNEN COVE SW 32 NE 4/357 The Round House - GV II* Capstan house. Possibly C18, heightened in the C19. Granite rubble walls to the plinth and ground floor walls with granite dressings to the openings. Vertically-set tarred weather boarding above. Scantle slate conical roof. Round plan with man operated capstan (windlass) on the ground floor and former fishermen's stores above (now shops). Original or C19 machinery, original floors and roof structure since heightening in the C19. Exterior: 2 storeys. Ground floor has doorway facing north and 4 other irregularly sized and disposed openings. First floor has 2 doorways with old boarded doors and 2 window openings with 9-pane fixed lights. Interior: Unaltered interior has 8 barred capstan in remarkable condition; double beams with iron strainers for centering drum of windlass; king post roof structure with diagonal struts and with the weight of the roof carried on struts angled up from the ground floor walls.

Listing NGR: SW3507726309

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National Grid Reference: SW 35077 26309


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