Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1143418

Date first listed: 20-Jul-1987

Statutory Address: TREWITTEN


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Statutory Address: TREWITTEN

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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Trevalga

National Grid Reference: SX 08967 88702


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TREVALGA SX 08 NE 4/229 Trewitten II* House. Circa early C17 or possibly earlier. Slate stone rubble. Rag slate roof with gable ends. Stone rubble axial stack backing onto higher side of passage and possibly inserted stone rubble stack on lower right hand gable end. Plan: Particularly interesting 2 room and through passage plan lower end to the right; the entrance is directly into the smaller room on the right with a thick wall containing a chimney flue on the higher left hand side of the passage with no evidence of a screen on the lower right hand side of the passage. The smaller right hand room was possibly originally unheated with a blocked drain hole visible in the lower right hand gable end. This drain hole may indicate that the right hand room was used as a shippon although the room is fairly small and there is no evidence of any ventilation slits in the wall. The larger hall room on the left is heated by an axial stack which backs onto the passage and is lit by a window in a 2 storey projecting bay on the higher side of the rear elevation. A relatively large semi- circular newel stair in a rectangular stair turret to the right of the front of the hall gives access to the chamber over the lower end. It is uncertain whether the hall on left was open to the roof although it is probable that it was floored and the stair also originally gave access to a chamber above the left hand room. In circa C18 the fireplace was inserted in the lower right hand gable end to heat the right hand room. In circa early C19 an outbuilding of rectangular plan was added on the higher left-hand gable end and outbuildings and service rooms were added on the rear right and right-hand gable end in circa mid to late C19. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front with rectangular stair turret near centre and entrance to right of centre. The hall on left has no ground floor window on the front elevation and the chamber above is lit by a small 1-light window. The stair turret is lit by a small casement window. To right, C20 part glazed plank door and 2-light casements to right on ground and first floor with rendered lintels. The rear elevation has a 3-window front with 2-storey hall bay projection on higher side. Service outshot to rear of lower end. In lower right hand gable end there is evidence of a blocked drain-hole. Outbuilding added on higher left hand gable end; stone rubble with slate roof. Interior : through passage with no evidence to indicate the existence of a partition on the lower side. On the lower right hand gable end, the Rayburn stove prevents the inspection of the drain-hole. The hall to left has a C20 fireplace backing onto the passage with a curved side on left possibly for an oven. There are no stops visible to the chamfered ceiling beams. Turretted stair to front of hall with slate treads. The roof structure although not fully accessible appears to have been replaced in circa early C19; the single truss above the lower room and 2 trusses above the hall appear to be very straight, the collars lapped and pegged onto the face of the principals. Trewitten has an interesting plan which, as a small 2-room plan early C17 house, is a particularly rare survival in Cornwall. All 4 elevations and the interior remain unaltered and unspoilt.

Listing NGR: SX0896788702


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