Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1136593

Date first listed: 03-Feb-1986

Statutory Address: CROFT WEST


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Statutory Address: CROFT WEST

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Kenwyn

National Grid Reference: SW 77480 46095


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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


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

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