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SX874510 673-1/8/118 14/09/49


(Formerly listed as No.10 The Scarlet Geranium)


Includes: No.2 HORNHILL. Merchant's house, now cafeteria with accommodation above. Medieval site. Late C16/early C17 with early C18 improvements, and C19 and C20 modernisations. Mixed construction; stone rubble side walls with timber-framed walls front and back (mostly plastered); stone rubble stacks in both side walls with rendered chimneyshafts with some old pots; slate roof. PLAN: End onto the street, probably originally 2 rooms deep with side passage to right. Present rear kitchen is infilling former courtyard. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys, originally 3 storeys; one-window range. Ends of original side walls corbel out to carry jettied second floor indicating the probable survival of early carpentry. Ground floor has a recessed C20 shop front in C18 style; bowed windows with small panes and glazing bars on low brick walls and part-glazed door right of centre. First-floor level also C20, but in C17 style with exposed replica framing and oriel containing 3 forward horned 12-pane sashes. Plain plaster above the jetty. Second floor has a row of similar horned 12-pane sashes and third floor has a tripartite sash with central horned 12-pane sash. Plain eaves to hipped front end of the roof. Left side wall is painted stone rubble to Hornhill. It includes C19 features, a first-floor doorway containing part-glazed double doors under a tall overlight and higher up a horned 12-pane sash. Rear gable end contains C20 windows and plaster probably over C17 or C18 framing. INTERIOR: Few early features exposed, mostly the result of C18/C20 alteration. Main stair of 3 phases - C19 to first floor, lined with painted matchboard and including a C17 panelled door from the ground floor; early C18 first-floor balustrade with moulded flat handrail and turned balusters with blocks; then the original newel stair rising round a mast-like newel and lined with good late C16 linenfold panelling. Throughout most of the building the structural carpentry is boxed in or hidden behind later plaster. Second-floor front room has original beam ceiling clad with early C18 moulded plaster, and probably early C18 chimneypiece. Roof not inspected. HISTORY: The line of Lower Street was originally the waterfront. Land to the east was reclaimed in the late C16 and thereafter it became a main trading street connecting the old quay at Bayards Cove with the C17 New Quay, around the present Boat Float.

Listing NGR: SX8780051256


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 16 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04594/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Head. Source Historic England Archive
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