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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 39779 62938


BOTUS FLEMING SX 36 SE 5/10 Swiftaford Farmhouse II Farmhouse, now house. Probably early-mid C17, with additions of circa C18 and C19 and alterations of C20. Rendered stone rubble. Scantle slate and slate roof, partly slurried, with ridge tiles, some hand-made crested ridge tiles surviving, and gable ends; gable end stack to right, rendered, with slate weathering and shaped top, similar axial stack to hall, gable end stack to left with brick shaft. Plan: 2-room plan, with the lower end room to right heated by a gable end stack; cross passage, possibly originally a through passage. Hall to left, heated by an axial stack backing on to the passage, and with a stair tower to the rear of the hall. The gable end stack to left appears to be a later addition and may heat the chamber over the hall. Probably in the later C17, a gabled bay was added to the front of the hall. An outshut for a dairy was added to the rear of the passage and the lower end room. Probably circa C18, a 2-storey stable was added to the lower right end, and probably later in the C19 a 2-storey stable/outhouse was added to the higher left end. Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical 4-window front; all windows are C20 2-light casements. Lower end to right has door with glazed panel and slate hood, casement with granite lintel to right at ground floor and 2 casements above. To left, ground and first floor 2-light casement. The gabled bay to left has 2-light casement at ground and first floor, slate-hung at the apex of the gable. Attached to right, the stable, in rubble, with 2 doors and one window at ground floor and one loading door to the loft above. Stable attached to left with door, C20 window and C20 porch; now part of the house. Attached to the left end of the stable, a small C19 stone rubble addition with hipped roof and door and single light with brick dressing. At the rear, there is a C20 window in the stable to left. The rear of the hall has a 2-storey gabled stair tower with C19 2-light casement with 3 panes each light and L hinges; 2- light casement at ground floor to right. The rear of the lower end has single storey outshut with C20 window. The rear of the stable to left has a C19 single storey addition with 2 doors and one window. Interior: In the passage, there is an C18 2-panelled door leading to the rear dairy outshut; the dairy has slate floor and slate shelves. The lower end room to right is ceiled, with rebuilt fireplace with granite lintel. The hall has chamfered and step- stopped beams, with a keeping hole in the hall bay. The hall bay has similar beams; C17 bench with shaped support brackets. Fireplace probably partly rebuilt, with C20 granite lintel and oven to rear left. Stair tower has winder stair. Boxed beams of first floor.

Listing NGR: SX3977962938


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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: 04 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05091/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Richards. Source Historic England Archive
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