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Statutory Address:

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

Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 18307 76765


ALTARNUN BOLVENTOR SX 17 NE 6/85 (15/1) Jamaica Inn 22/11/60


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 floor. 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


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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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06233/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Dick Doyle. Source Historic England Archive
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