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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.


List entry Number: 1138343



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Martin-by-Looe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Dec-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 60749

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4/90 Penvith Farmhouse -


Farmhouse. Circa mid C17, extended in circa mid C19. Stone rubble and cob, partly rendered and painted. Slate roofs, C17 range with half-hipped lower end and gabled higher end. Rear circa C17 wing with hipped end. C19 wing added in angle of lower end and rear wing with higher slate roof with gabled end. Projecting front lateral stone rubble hall chimney stack at lower end. Projecting stone rubble chimney stack on gabled end of parlour at higher end. Shaft removed. Further side lateral chimney stack to rear wing with shaft removed. Brick chimney stack on gabled end of C19 extension. Plan altered and house re-orientated. Probably early C17 range of 2 room and through passage plan with a front lateral stack heating the hall kitchen at the lower end on the left and a gable end stack heating the parlour at the higher end on the right. Shallow wing added at lower end projecting from front elevation between lateral stack and through passage, probably a stair projection with stair now removed. Heated rear wing added at higher end to rear of through passage forming an L-shaped plan plus stair projection. C19 wing added in angle of lower end and rear wing thus forming a double depth plan. House re-orientated with C19 wing forming front elevation with half-hipped lower end of C17 range to right projection slightly forward. 2 storeys, asymmetrical 3-window front with regular C19 range on left. Ground floor with 16-pane sash on left with panelled door and window with glazing bars in early C20 rendered lean-to porch in angle with C17 range. C16 pane sash asymmetrically placed in C17 range on right. First floor with 16-pane sash and 8-pane sash in C19 range and C16 pane sash to right, asymmetrically placed in half-hipped end of C17 range. Side elevation on east, originally front elevation of C17 range; first floor opening in stair projection with C17 ovolo-moulded timber lintel opening partly blocked with late C19 2-light casement inserted. Interior Replaced slate lintel to hall fireplace with cloam oven. Blocked fireplaces to parlour and rear wing. Ceiling beams to parlour fairly slight. Timber doorframe between hall and probably through passage circa C17, moulded on hall side with ovolo-moulds and high ogee stops with timber lintel above with ogee stops. Circa C17 2-light timber mullion window in original rear wall of parlour, later wall between parlour and rear wing. Roof of 7 bays above C17 range containing hall and parlour. At higher end, above parlour the 2 trusses have been altered and some reused; principals unchamfered with trenched purlins with 1 truss probably reused with hole for threaded purlin and possible smoke-blackening on 1 sidem although this truss has been much altered. Above the through passage and the hall the 4 trusses are morticed at the apex, the principals are chamfered with slightly curved feet dying into the wall and the chamfered, cambered collars have been halved, lapped and pegged onto the face of the principals. The trenched purlins have been largely replaced.

Listing NGR: SX2830455080

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National Grid Reference: SX2830455080


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