Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1142978

Date first listed: 11-Jan-1989

Statutory Address: BEARDON


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Statutory Address: BEARDON

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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Boyton

National Grid Reference: SX3049193269


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BOYTON SX 39 SW 5/1 Beardon - GV II

House. Circa late C16 probably with earlier origins. Stone rubble with cob in rear wing. Slate roof with gable ends. Projecting stone rubble rear lateral and end stacks with brick shafts. Plan: The extent of the original house is uncertain. The existing house is a 3-room and through passage plan, ground sloping down to right and with service wing at lower end to rear right forming an overall 'L' shaped plan. Entrance to right of centre with hall on higher left hand side heated by a rear lateral stack and inner room beyond also heated by a rear lateral stack. Large service room on lower right hand side, heated by an end stack and service wing to rear heated by end stack. The partition walls to the main range are all thin and there maybe remains of a screen on the higher side of the passage. There was probably a small turretted stair adjoining the higher left hand side of the hall fireplace. The floor levels alter considerably as the ground slopes down to the right. In the early C18 the hall was remodelled and in the late C19 a stair was inserted in the passage blocking the rear door. The roof to the front range was also replaced, the eaves probably being raised. There is evidence of rebuilding on the front elevation where there are several partly blocked openings. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window front; the ground sloping down to right. Buttress to left of centre and entrance to right of centre with C20 door. C19 and C20 sashes and C19 double sashes asymmetrically placed. Early C18 sash with thick glazing bars above stair on rear elevation. Interior: Wide passage with blocked door opening to rear and late C19 or early C20 stair inserted to rear. On the higher left hand side are the remains of 2 multiple moulded muntins which may comprise the remains of a hall screen. The hall was remodelled in the early C18 and retains a moulded cornice and part of the raised and fielded panelling. This room was probably panelled in the C18. Later chimney-piece with reset Delft tiles of C17 type. A turretted stair was probably accommodated on the left hand side of the fireplace, corresponding with a straight joint on the wall behind (which contains a probably reset multiple moulded lintel) and a large cupboard on the first floor. Circa late C18 moulded dentilled cornice in inner room. The lower end on right has a massive waney curved joist which is roughly cut and a smaller boxed joist. The rear wing has C17 heavy chamfered ceiling beams and a large partly blocked fireplace. There are several C18 2-panelled doors throughout the house. Roof structure; main range re-roofed in late C19 when the eaves were probably raised. The lower roof above the rear wing was not inspected. Marked by Norden in circa 1584 as Berdon, seat of Richarde Lovice. The Hearth tax returns for 1664 record II hearths.

Norden Speculi Britanniae Pars: A Topographical and Historical Description of Cornwall, ' 3, reprinted 1966. Stoate, T. L. Cornwall Hearth and Poll Taxes 1660-1664, 1981.

Listing NGR: SX3049193269


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Legacy System number: 67889

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Books and journals
Norden, , Speculi Britanniae Pars A Topographical and Historical Description of Cornwall, (1728)
Stoate, T L , Cornwall Hearth and Poll Taxes 1660-1664, (1981)
Stoate, T L , Cornwall Hearth and Poll Taxes 1660-1664, (1981)

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