Jamaica Inn, Altarnun
Description: Jamaica Inn
Date Listed: 23 November 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 68303
OS Grid Reference: SX1830776765
OS Grid Coordinates: 218307, 76765
Latitude/Longitude: 50.5623, -4.5667
Location: A30, Altarnun, Cornwall PL15 7TS
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SX 17 NE
6/85 (15/1) Jamaica Inn
Public house. Circa late C18. Slate hung with rag slates. Bitumen coated rag slate
roof with hipped ends. Slate hung shafts to axial stacks.
Plan: Probably originally a two room and cross or through passage plan, heated by
end stacks. In the circa C19 extended with two further rooms on right and left hand
sides, the right hand room heated by a fireplace, backing onto the earlier end
fireplace of the right hand room. Further extended with second range across rear in
C19 and C20. The stables which join the front right hand corner and project in a
wing to front right have been converted into domestic use with a shop on the ground
Exterior: Two storeys. Symmetrical 1:3:1 window front with windows replaced in C20.
Central C20 door in gabled C20 porch flanked by two C20 2-light casements to right
and left. 5 similar casements on first floor.
Interior: Internal partitions to central range removed. Roughly cut granite lintels
to the fireplaces.
Jamaica Inn is closely connected with the novel by Daphne Du Maurier of the same
name. The house was made into an inn as the result of the novel's success.
Listing NGR: SX1830776765
Source: English Heritage
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