Ford Cottage

21 Aug 1999
Ford Cottage, Morwenstow, North Cornwall, Cornwall
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


3/89 Ford Cottage -


House, C17 with later alterations, remodelled internally circa 1970. Colourwashed rubblestone, the upper parts rendered cob. Thatched roof, now Norfolk reed with heavy ridge between gabled ends. Eaves raised over windows on south front and extended down to form porch roof at rear beyond semi-circular oven projection.

Axial brick stack at west end and left of former cross passage. Formerly 2 storeys, now single storey and single depth plan. Originally probably 3 room plan consisting of hall to left with fireplace backing onto cross passage and stair in rear (north) wall projection (now back door) giving access to 2 first floor chambers. Beyond, an inner room which appears to have been heated when extended very close to stream. Service (east end) beyond former cross-passage probably rebuilt on south at least. Service end one time used as workshop.

Long low irregular fenestration in south front. From left; C19 2-light casements, 6 panes each light, left and right of C19 (inserted) plank door with carved C18 brackets reset as imitation consoles to a cantilevered porch. C20 door with cover strips and window it cross passage entrance (widened for workshop). C19 5-light fixed window with lapped glass between thin mullions. Small light at right. First floor windows; C20 2-light timber casements 4 panes each at left, 2-light timber casement with leaded panes and C19/20 timber fixed light of 6 panes to right.

Interior. C20 kitchen inserted in right half of original hall. Partition between hall and inner room and first floor no longer extant. Runout stops to chamfered fireplace lintel and cloam oven to west, hall fireplace lintel cambered also with cloam oven. Present west room has slate floor. Remains of pegged collar rafter roof visible in former service end. The architect reports that the other trusses are simple collar trusses.

Remodelling for Landmark Trust c1970 by Paul Pearn of Plymouth. The Landmark Handbook. Pub Landmark Trust 1977 p.23.

Listing NGR: SS2098911746


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Cob, Reed, Render, Rubble, Stone, Thatch, Tudor House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Stuart Domestic, Jacobean Dwelling, Cross Passage House, Workshop, Industrial, Industrial Building