Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1137004

Date first listed: 16-Nov-1988



Ordnance survey map of TREVESSA FARMHOUSE
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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: St. Newlyn East

National Grid Reference: SW 86749 55541


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ST NEWLYN EAST SW 85 NE 2/12 Trevessa farmhouse

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Farmhouse, early C18 and mid C19 probably for Capt Botallick. Stone, slate hung, and scantle slate roof. Plan: Earlier build remains at east end, remainder demolished for large 2-storey block with through hall. 2 rooms deep and gable stacks, probably when adapted for mine captain's house for local silver-lead mines. Central entrance converted to 16-pane sash window, and other windows to both floors all 16-pane sashes. Brick stacks. Earlier end has casement windows and hipped roof. Stair window on gable end 4 panes wide with intersecting glazing bars. Lean-to along rear, whitewashed, containing garage and service rooms. John Trevisa, 1340 - 1402, scholar under patronage of Lord Thomas Berkeley, was born here. His works include 'de Regimine Principum', 'De Proprietatibus Rerum' and 'Polychronicon', and is said to have worked with Langland on Piers the Ploughman.

(c/f Eric Gethyn Jones, 'Trevisa of Berkeley', Alan Sutton (1978) and forthcoming work by Professor David Fowler of Seattle)

Listing NGR: SW8674955541


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Books and journals
Jones, E G, Trevisa of Berkeley, (1978)

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