Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140212

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1987

Statutory Address: CARPENTER'S ARMS INN


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Statutory Address: CARPENTER'S ARMS INN

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Calstock

National Grid Reference: SX4088269427


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CALSTOCK METHERELL SX 46 NW 4/132 Carpenter's Arms Inn GV II House, now inn. Probably circa early C16, remodelled in early C17, with later alterations and C20 addition to the lower end. Slatestone rubble, partly granite ashlar and granite dressings. Asbestos slate roof, with gable end to left and hipped to right ; the front bay has a hipped roof. Axial stack to the hall in granite ashlar with cornice and shaped top ; other stacks removed. Plan: Originally a 3-room and through passage plan ; the hall is to left, probably originally open to the roof, and now heated from an inserted axial stack backing onto the passage. The lower end is to right, and inner room to end left. Probably in mid - left C17, the hall bay was extended to the front when the floor was inserted in the hall ; probably at about the same time a stair tower was added to the rear of the hall. The upper end room is now all one with the hall, the lower part of the dividing wall only remaining. Probably circa late C17, an outshut was added to rear of the hall, in the angle with the stair tower. In the late C20, a large 2-storey addition was made to the lower end. Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical front, with the hall bay to left, passage and lower end to right. The passage has a granite doorway with basket arch, hollow-chamfered with stops ; C19 16-pane sash to right with brick segmental head ; at first floor a 2-light C20 casement and C20 verandah on piers. Large 2-storey C20 addition, rendered, at the right end. The hall bay has hipped roof to front, 3-light casement at ground floor with L hinges and re-used timber lintel. First floor has C19 6-pane sash. The right side of the bay is in granite ashlar with a single granite hollow- chamfered light at first floor. To left, single storey C19 addition with 2-light casement with brick segmental head. Well and pump with lead spout attached to the front of the hall bay. The rear of the lower end has single storey lean-to with plate-glass sash ; there is a rear lateral stack to the lower end room in rubble with brick shaft. The rear of the hall has a wide stair tower with hipped roof, door at ground floor and blocked single stair light at lower level, C20 stair light at upper level. At first floor to right is a 2-light casement. Single storey lean-to at the rear of the hall to right with C20 2-light casement and stack with brick shaft. Interior: The hall has 4 heavy beams, chamfered, with bar and run-out stops ; slate paved floor. The front window in the hall bay has wooden lintel, chamfered with run-out stop. The fireplace has flat granite lintel and jambs, chamfered. The door to the stair tower and the hall/passage door both have 3-centred arched heads, in wood, chamfered. The outshut to rear left of the hall has 2 chamfered arched doorways, inserted and probably moved from the lower end of the passage ; similar doorway at the upper end of the hall, into the inner room, with a beam across the end wall of the hall. The stair tower has a newel stair, and includes a small chamber at ground and first floor, with Tudor arched doorway at first floor. Lower end room much remodelled, one beam with bar and run-out stops remaining, and the rear lateral fireplace rebuilt. The end wall to right has been partly demolished to give access to the C20 addition. At first floor, the chamber over the hall also has a granite fireplace, hollow-chamfered, with flat lintel and pyramid stops ; one chamfered beam remaining. The room has been partitioned, with heavy chamfered feet of principal rafters visible. The chamber over the lower end room has rebuilt rear lateral fireplace and narrow unchamfered beams. Roof: The roof has been rebuilt over the original trusses. Principal rafters with curved feet. There are 2 trusses over the hall, the principal rafters chamfered below ceiling level, but not chamfered above ; formerly had trenched purlins. The collars are cambered and chamfered, halved to the principals ; principals halved and pegged at the apex with diagonal ridge purlin. In the hall bay, one truss, formerly with threaded purlins, without a collar, otherwise as the main trusses. Over the stair tower is one truss, halved and pegged at the apex, not chamfered, with chamfered and cambered collar halved and pegged, with trenched purlins and diagonal ridge purlin. The roof over the lower end has 2 similar trusses, with cambered dovetailed collars and trenched purlins. There may also be dovetailed joints in the upper end roof, not fully accessible.

Listing NGR: SX4088269427


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Legacy System number: 60878

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