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St James's Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Crowan, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1635 / 50°9'48"N

Longitude: -5.3496 / 5°20'58"W

OS Eastings: 160870

OS Northings: 34640

OS Grid: SW608346

Mapcode National: GBR FX57.VRT

Mapcode Global: VH12W.7570

Entry Name: St James's Cottage

Listing Date: 26 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142186

English Heritage Legacy ID: 65868

Location: Crowan, Cornwall, TR27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Crowan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Crowan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


SW 63 SW CROWAN LEEDSTOWN

4/160 Nos 1 and 2 St James's Cottage
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GV II

Former account house (or count house), now 2 cottages. Circa early C19. Painted
rubble with dressed granite quoins, sills, jambstones and lintels. Asbestos slate
roof with gable ends, sweeping lower over the wider entrance front. Brick chimneys
over the axial middle wall at either end.
Double depth plan. 2 identical 1 room wide cottages at the entrance front (south)
with 2 cross passages adjoining at the middle. The rear is taller, 2 storeys over a
basement, the ground floor presumably service rooms or offices, the 1st floor
originally the main office or board room, originally probably 1 room, now a bedroom
for each cottage.
2 storeys. Nearly symmetrical 2 window entrance front with a pair of doorways
towards the middle. C20 doors and windows except the 4-pane horned sashes of the
left hand cottage which may be C19.
Symmetrical 2 storey over basement 2 window rear, the 1st floor windows taller and
the eaves level much higher up. 2 very small basement windows disposed slightly left
of the other windows. The larger windows are 4-pane horned sashes.
Interior not inspected.
This is a curious, probably unique building. It is either a purpose built count
house incorporating 2 cottages into the design, or possibly a count house converted
into 2 cottages by adding the front. It has been suggested that it was originally an
engine house which was converted. Compare the design of this count house to that of
Godolphin Count House qv, Breage Parish.


Listing NGR: SW6087034640

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