Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1142424

Date first listed: 12-Oct-1984



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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Whitstone

National Grid Reference: SX2567699806


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WHITSTONE SX 29 NE 7/89 Froxton Farmhouse and Froxton


2 Farmhouses, formerly manor house. C15 core, C16 and C17 alterations, some circa C19 remodelling, recent C20 alterations. Left hand (West) slatestone rubble range with polyphant and granite quoins, slatestone rubble and freestone lateral stack, slate roof hipped at each end. East pebbledashed stone range with gable ended slate roof, brick axial stack. Complex plan. South end of west stone range shows evidence of original open hall plan, present plan 2 rooms with through passage leading into rear left outshut. Front right projects with an additional outshut under catslide roof, granite quoins to projection. Lateral stack now enclosed by front right outshut. Possibly earlier 8 bay pebbledashed range projects from rear forming approximate T plan. Pebbledashed stone range also shows evidence of original open hall plan. Wing with hipped slate roof projects south from pebbledashed stone range at east end. West range has 2 storey, 3 window front, third window in right projection. Change in roof line suggests rebuilding to left of through passage, entered through porch formed from 2 large slates. Ground floor window left 3-light casement with glazing bars, ground floor window right, in projection, 2-light casement with glazing bars. First floor window left, 3-light casement with glazing bars; window above porch 2-light casement with glazing bars. Ground floor room right has partially blocked fireplace, chamfered granite jambs, and blocked newell stair to right of stack entered through chamfered, 4-centred arched wooden doorway: Stair has oak treads and is lit by rectangular stone light. Cross beam has large step stops. cross passage has timber walls of horizontal planks with painted graining. Principals visible in rooms above hall have chamfered arch braces. 4 probably smoke blackened trusses visible in roof space, chamfered arch brace and collar with trenched purlins, one truss with yoke. South front of pebbledashed stone range 2 storey, 3 windows, with off-centre C20 doorway. Ground floor windows renewed, 2 first floor windows under raking roofs projecting slightly above eavesline. Axial stack had 2 flues, 1 now blocked, 1 partially blocked. Principals upstairs boxed in but possible crucks. Wing projecting from pebbledashed stone range is open to the roof, was ceiled, principals with curved feet. Remains of cobbled yard to west of stone range. Froxton is a Domesday manor. It was the property of the Giffords in the late C14 and passed to the families of Downe, Roose and Spoure. The house is illustrated in the S oure Book, 1698, which clearly shows the extant buildings as part of a courtyard plan, 2 ranges now missing (copy in Cornwall Record Office. F.S. 3/93).

Listing NGR: SX2567699806


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Books and journals
The Spoure Book, (1698)

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