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The Old Life Boat House and Slip Way

A Grade II Listed Building in Newquay, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.423 / 50°25'22"N

Longitude: -5.0974 / 5°5'50"W

OS Eastings: 180083

OS Northings: 62713

OS Grid: SW800627

Mapcode National: GBR ZB.YG5T

Mapcode Global: FRA 076X.XNH

Entry Name: The Old Life Boat House and Slip Way

Listing Date: 12 May 1988

Last Amended: 8 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312227

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71111

Location: Newquay, Cornwall, TR7

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Newquay

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Newquay

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

In the entry for Item 5/107 the following amendment should be made:-

NEWQUAY
SW 86 SW
5/107 The Old Life-Boat House
and Slip-way
II

Life-boat house and slipway. A plaque on the east front of the life-boat house indicates
that the slip-way was constructed in 1895 and the boat-house in 1899; there have been
few later alterations. Rendered stone rubble. Slurried slate roof with crested ridge
tiles and gable ends. Stack at the right side with brick shaft.
Plan: Rectangular boat-house, with double doors at the front gable end facing the slip-
way. Upper room heated from a stack at the right side.
Exterior: 2 storeys on plinth, a symmetrical front with raking buttresses to sides:
the gable is built up with stepped coped verges and spike finial. Ground floor has
double doors. First floor has corbelled oriel with 3-light window and hipped roof.
Left side has 2 windows with shutters and rusticated surrounds; single storey porch
with door between the windows and upper ventilation louvre. Right side has 3 similar
windows and ventilation louvre; brick stack to left. Rear has rusticated quoins and
single light at the apex of the gable, with raised stepped coped verges and spike finial.
Interior: Not inspected.
The boat-house stands @ 10 metres west of the head of the slip-way, to which it is
connected by a concrete path edged by large granite curbs set flush, the full width
of the doors. The slip-way runs very steeply down between rock walls, from which it
has been in part cut out, for a length of at least 40 metres. It is about 2 Metres
wide, with concrete surfacing, in part built up on stonework, with a continuos central
cast iron central channel, much worn, but @30Omm wide and 50mm deep. This is flared
at the top and has two cleats attached. On either side, at regular intervals of @1:5m,
are iron cleats, very rusted, and in places covered by later concrete surfacing. The
slip-way is an essential part of the ensemble, and is reputed to be one of the steepest
in the country.

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NEWQUAY
SW 86 SW
5/107 The Old Life-Boat House
-
II

Life-boat house. Dated 1899, with few later alterations. Rendered stone rubble.
Slurried slate roof with crested ridge tiles and gable ends. Stack at the right side
with brick shaft.
Plan: Rectangular boat-house, with double doors at the front gable end facing the
slipway. Upper room heated from a stack at the right side.
Exterior: 2 storeys on plinth, a symmetrical front with raking buttresses to sides;
the gable is built up with stepped coped verges and spike finial. Ground floor has
double doors. First floor has corbelled oriel with 3-light window and hipped roof.
Left side has 2 windows with shutters and rusticated surrounds; single storey porch
with door between the windows and upper ventilation louvre. Right side has 3 similar
windows and ventilation louvre; brick stack to left. Rear has rusticated quoins and
single light at the apex of the gable, with raised stepped coped verges and spike
finial.
Interior: Not inspected.


Listing NGR: SW8008362713

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