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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: 1142125



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Constantine

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Jun-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 66018

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8/32 Lower Calamansack Farmhouse - including backyard wall to north west


Farmhouse. Circa late C18, extended in early to mid C19. Slate rubble with dressed granite quoins, lintels and cills; scantle slate hang left hand side wall. Asbestos slate roof with half-hipped ends and red clay ridge tiles. 2 red brick stacks over each end wall. The early to mid C19 extension to right has a slurried scantle slate hipped roof with clay ridge tiles. Plan: An unusual double depth plan. There are 2 parlours at the front between which is a central entrance passage leading to the rear entrance passage which has a stairwell and small pantry to the left behind the deeper left hand parlour. The right hand parlour is not so deep because of the large kitchen behind. There is a cellar but this extends only under the 2 front rooms. In early to mid C19 a deep 2- room plan extension was built on the right side, a scullery or back kitchen projecting at the back, the room at the front is of uncertain purpose but both have large open fireplaces on the right side and a loft above. This C19 addition now links the house to the early C19 Lower Calamansack Cottage qv to the right. In the late C20 the partitions between the 2 front rooms were removed. Exterior: 2-storeys and cellar. Nearly symmetrical 3-window south east front, the windows and central doorway disposed a little to the left. The original window and doorway openings have granite lintels inscribed as voussoirs and granite cills. All the original sashes have been replaced with late C20 plastic windows with glazing bars and the panelled door has also been replaced with a plastic glazed door. There is a flight of granite steps upto the doorway. To the right the cellar doorway has a rough granite lintel and boarded door. The circa early to mid C19 extension to the right is slightly set back. On the ground floor the doorway to the left and 2 windows to the right have cambered red brick arches, the doorway has a 4-pane overlight and a boarded door, the central window is an early C19 12-pane sash. The right hand window is blocked; 2 windows on the first floor, C20 casement to left and 8-pane sash to right. The rear elevation is asymmetrical; original 6-panel door at centre with a hipped scantle slate canopy; to right and left 2 windows on first and ground floor are C20 plastic windows in the original openings with granite lintels and cills; similar stair window at mid floor level to right of doorway. The circa early to mid C19 extension projects to left and has an original 16-pane sash on the ground and first floors to left and a wide doorway to right and a wider loft doorway above, both with plank doors. Including wall at rear enclosing small back yard area; slate rubble with cambered granite coping and small granite monolithic gate-posts. Interior: The 2 front rooms are now one and their chimney-pieces have been removed but the dado rails survive. At the back of the former passage a segmental-headed doorway with panelled pilasters and panelled door with a glazed segmental top light. The original dog-leg staircase has stick balusters, moulded handrail and square newels with caps. The kitchen has a very large open fireplace with monolithic granite jambs and unchamfered granite lintel. The kitchen has exposed soft-wood ceiling joists and a Devonian limestone (or possibly Serpentine) floor. Most of the panelled doors survive and the first floor is also said to be intact. The early to mid C19 extension has a scullery at the back with a boarded ceiling, fireplace with brick arch and copper boiler, and staircase to loft above. In the cellar under the front rooms of the original house the limewashed plaster walls are scratched with graffiti depicting numerous circa early C19 sailing ships, presumably a record of ships moored in the Helford River which is overlooked by the house.

Listing NGR: SW7432426768

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National Grid Reference: SW7432426768


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