Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1142821

Date first listed: 11-Jan-1989

Statutory Address: THE OLD HOUSE


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Statutory Address: THE OLD HOUSE

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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Werrington

National Grid Reference: SX 31994 87462


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House. Probably C16 with earlier origins extended in late C18 or early C19. Rendered and painted stone rubble. Rag slate roof with hipped ends. Brick shafts to axial, lateral and end stacks. Plan: Original plan uncertain; the house now appears to comprise the through passage with a two storey porch to rear, lower room to left, truncated C16 or C17 wing to the front of the lower end and a late C18 or early C19 rebuilding on the higher right end. The arrangement of the earlier house is uncertain. The through passage has a crosswall containing a C17 doorframe on the lower side and mortices in the head beam on the higher side indicating a screen (now removed). The two storey porch on the north may be a C17 addition. The lower room is heated by an end stack and probably had a newel stair rising at the side (the stair now removed). The C16 or C17 wing to the south of this room has been truncated in length. The roof structure appears largely C17 although there appears to be a particularly sooty threaded purlin and blade of a truss, roughly above the passage. However, as these timbers have been partly reset it is uncertain whether they are evidence of the existence of an earlier open hall with hearth. In the late C18 or early C19 the higher end, to the right of the passage was either heavily remodelled or rebuilt and extended and the house was re-orientated to face south. The later range has a central entrance with wide hall and stair to rear flanked by a principal room to right, originally heated by an end stack and slightly smaller room to left, heated by a fireplace on the rear wall, directly in line with the earlier range. Kitchen to rear right and passage to rear of left hand room connecting the stair and entrance hall of the C18 range with the passage of the earlier range. This C18 range was built to accommodate the principal rooms and the earlier range was retained as a service wing. Exterior: Two storeys. South front with C18 or early C19 range on right and earlier range to left, the truncated wing of the earlier range projecting to front left. C18 range has a symmetrical 5-window front with complete original hornless 12-pane sashes with crown glass and shutters on interior. C19 timber porch with flat roof and glazed door. Earlier range to left has a 2-light casement in the blocked rear door opening to the through passage on the right, adjoining the C18 range with a further 2-light casement to left, also in a blocked door opening. C19 sashes on first floor. Tripartite sash with 2-light casement above in truncated wing to left. Rear elevation with 2-storey porch to earlier range with C20 door on ground floor. C19 horizontal sliding sashes and C19 sashes. Interior: Earlier range; front door to passage inside the porch has a 4-centred granite arch with ovolo moulding and eroded stops. Double skin lapped and studded C16 or C17 door with hole for draw bar. Mortice holes in head beam above screen (now re-coved) on higher side of passage and C17 ovolo moulded timber doorframe with vase- stops on lower side of passage and C17 plank and studded door. The heavy floor joists above the passage are chamfered, the stops buried. Lower room has a plastered ceiling with heavy roughly chamfered central cross beam and cross beams near fireplace and passage crosswall. Projection probably originally to accommodate newel stair rising at side of end stack. Lintel to fireplace replaced. Roof structure of C17 with heavy principals halved, lap-jointed and pegged and purlins, deeply trenched and threaded. Sooty purlin and blade of principal roughly above passage are possibly reused or reset. Roof not fully accessible at time of survey (1987). Late C18 or early C19 range largely complete with wide hall with stair to rear with stick balusters, ramped and wreathed mahogany rail and open string. Right hand room has plaster cornice with floral trail and egg and dart motif. Left hand room with C19 chimney-piece. C18 or early C19 6-panel doors with raised and fielded panels.

Listing NGR: SX3199487462


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