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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: 1144335



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Zennor

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Sep-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 70587

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ZENNOR SW 43 NE 4/350 Rananim - GV II Farmhouse, formerly a pair of cottages. Probably C18, remodelled in the C19 as a pair of cottages. Granite rubble with granite dressings. Half-hipped Welsh slate roof (eaves heightened in the C19). Plan: pair of 1-room plan cottages with entrance lobbies and stairs in the middle, now remodelled as 1 house. Late C19 lean-tos at rear and former outbuilding on the right, remodelled and extended in the C20. Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 2 window south south east front with pair of doorway in the middle. C20 doors and windows. Interior: not inspected. D.H. Lawrence lived here from 1916-1917. He came to Zennor in 1916 and stayed at the Tinner's Arms q.v. while looking for a cottage with his wife Frieda. They found this cottage for which they paid an annual rent of £5. It was then a pair of cottages and Katherine Marsfield and John Middleton Murry came to live in the other cottage, intending to form a "tiny settlement", but they did not stay long. Lawrence stayed on working on the sequel to The Rainbow (1915) published later as Women in Love (1920), but he was suspected by the local people as the bearded anti-war intellectual with a German wife. In October 1917 their cottage was searched by the police and they were told to leave. The bitterness of the experience is recorded in his semi- autobiographical novel Kangaroo in 1923. Part of an unspoiled coastal hamlet set in the ancient field system of this part of Cornwall.

Listing NGR: SW4655238947

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National Grid Reference: SW 46552 38947


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