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CROFT WEST

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CROFT WEST

List entry Number: 1136593

Location

CROFT WEST

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Kenwyn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Feb-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 63263

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

KENWYN SW 74 NE 2/162 - Croft West II Farmhouse. Circa early-mid Cl8. Killas rubble walls with dressed ganite quoins, sills, and keystones, flat brick arches. Steep asbestos slate roof with sprocketted eaves and brick chimneys over gable ends. Double-depth plan of 2 equal reception rooms flanking wide entrance vestibule leading to central rear stair hall flanked by service room to either side plus C20 one-room plan extension on right (east) end. 2 storeys plus attic. Symmetrical 5-window east of south front. Wide central doorway with C20 top glazed door. All replacement 12-pane horned sashes. 2 storey C20 flat roofed extension to right (east). Addition to right, slightly recessed, with ground and first floor 12-pane horned sashes. Rear has doorway to right of stair, mid floor 12-pane horned sash to stair and further window over to light flight leading to attic. This and flanking ground and first floor left and right windows are C20 2-light casements. Interior has many original features including 6-panel doors with HL hinges; moulded plaster ceiling cornices to right-hand (east) front room, to chamber over and to stair vestibule under landing of original stair. Fine open-well closed string stair, rising through 2 floors, with turned balusters, moulded and ramped handrail and moulded caps over square newel posts. Roof structure not inspected but said to be mostly original. Croft west was long noted for its fine kennel of hounds called the Four Burrow Hunt, so called from 4 ancient barrows situated in the adjoining common. (From Kellys Directory). In spite of the alterations Croft West is an important house locally and its fine proportions still make an important contribution to the landscape.

Listing NGR: SW7748046095

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Kelly's Directory' in Kelly's Directory, ()

National Grid Reference: SW 77480 46095

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