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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: 1141732



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District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Manaccan

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 10-Jul-1957

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 65211

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7/53 Kestle Barton Farmhouse and Kestle 10.7.57 Cottage, including adjoining garden walls GV II* Farmhouse, now 2 houses and garden walls adjoining east and south fronts. C17 or earlier, remodelled probably 1722 and 1744 (dates on east front and south end). Shale rubble with some dressed granite jambstones, slate sills, wooden lintels. Steep scantle slate roofs. West range has hipped end, left (south) and axial rubble stack towards left, brick lateral chimney over rear wall and brick chimney over right-hand (north) gable end. North range has external lateral gabled rubble stack with brick shaft, rear, and brick chimney over gable end, right. Plan of overall L-shape consisting of 2 adjoining C17 or earlier ranges, each with 3 or 4 rooms, but now difficult since C18 and later remodelling to determine which is the earlier range. Evidence that there was a further range to the front right of north range forming a U shape. Projection at rear right of north range, probably stair turret, now blocked. Later lean-tos at rear of left hand (west) range. 2 storeys. West range: overall 4-window east front. Irregularly sized and disposed window openings with mostly circa late C18 and early C19 2-light casements or sashes with glazing bars. 4 doorways. A low doorway to unlit cellar left (blocked openings to rear) with garden wall adjoining at right, flight of granite steps extending beyond corner at left and former loading door, now with window over; C17 granite doorway with chamfered frame (blocked) to right of garden wall; then window with doorway almost adjoining, possibly in large hall window position; plaster coat of arms with 3 castles and date 1744 over door; 4- centred arched granite doorway with chamfered frame a little to the right and window at far right towards angle where west and north ranges join. The right-hand window seems a more likely hall window position but the window opening over the datestone is inserted or enlarged, possibly in formerly unpierced wall as would be expected with an open hall. North range: regular 3-window south front. Square first floor window openings with circa late C18, 12-pane 2-light horizontal sliding sashes. Wide window opening withcirca late C18 3- light casement below left of middle window. Doorway under left-hand window with ledged door and lean-to slate roofed porch incorporating 2 staddle stone shafts as pillars to front of side walls. Ground floor right-hand window, deepened C20 and fitted with pair of glazed doors. Evidence for rebuilt corner at right where former wing adjoined and blocked doorway within. Granite jambstones and quoins of this front are of the C18 remodelling. Some reused fragments including inverted datestone with W W 1721 as quoin in south west corner and head or sill of mullioned window high up in north wall. Interior is little altered since the C18 with many features of this period including stairs with heavy column turned stair balustrade near angle, dado panelling to north west room, some 2-panel doors, some fireplace surrounds and pegged lapped collar pine roof structure. 2 large fireplaces in north range, those in west range partly blocked. Surviving from the C17 is ceiling of room (now pantry adjoining left of hall/living-room) with chamfered and stopped cross beams. Possibly more early features hidden. Rubble garden walls have hogs back dressed granite copings. Said by the present occupier of Kestle Barton Farmhouse, Mr Line, that the house is recorded as having been rebuilt circa 1550. Formerly the home of the Kestle or Kestell Family whose coat of arms was 3 castles. A rare early house in this part of Cornwall and remarkably unaltered since the C18.

Listing NGR: SW7534725469

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National Grid Reference: SW 75347 25469


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