Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1143463

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1962

Statutory Address: HENNETT


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Statutory Address: HENNETT

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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: St. Juliot

National Grid Reference: SX 13073 91350


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ST JULIOT SX 19 SW 2/129 Hennett 17.12.62 II* Farmhouse. Probably late C16. Possibly built for the Rawle family. Local stone rubble with granite quoins. Slate roof with gable ends to front and rear of the cross wing on right. Lower slate roof with hipped end on left continuing down with a lean-to roof over the through passage and outshot to left where the lower end has been truncated and partly rebuilt. Stone rubble rear lateral stack to hall on left; stone rubble C17 axial stack with moulded granite cap heating parlour and first floor chamber in cross wing on front right; similar stone rubble stack with moulded granite cap in front gable end of cross wing although there is no evidence of a fireplace in the gable end wall; brick shaft to stone rubble stack in gable end of cross wing on rear right. Plan: possibly only part of the original probably 'T' shaped or 'H' shaped house survives: the lower end has been demolished and replaced with a dairy and garage in a lean-to outshot; the front and rear walls of the through passage have been rebuilt with the granite entrance arches reused and the cross walls on the higher and lower side of the passage probably retained in situ. The hall on the higher, right hand side of the passage is heated by a lower lateral stack. The cross wing at the higher side of the hall was partly rebuilt after a fire in the late C19; the wing is of 3 room plan with a front parlour, the chamber above probably a room of some importance with an elaborate plaster coat of arms in the gable end wall; a stair hall in the centre and a room to rear heated by a gable end stack. The stair hall was remodelled in the late C19 and the rear gable end wall has been rebuilt above first floor level, probably in the late C19. On the higher right hand side of the cross wing a further room was added in the late C19, heated by a side lateral stack. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1:2 window front with lower range on left and gable end of higher cross wing on right. Entrance to left of hall with probably reset 4-centred granite arch; roll mould, inner cavetto mould, run-out stops and C20 door. To right C19 2-light casement on ground and first floor and to left lean-to outshot with C20 garage doors. The cross wing to right has 2 circa late C16 4-light granite mullion windows elaborately moulded with hollow chamfer and ovolo moulded jambs and lintel and hollow chamfered mullions. A circa C18 door was inserted between these 2 windows providing a separate entrance to the parlour. The door has 6 raised and fielded panels and in front of it is a circa early C19 stone rubble porch with flat roof remodelled in circa C20. The first floor has a 4-pane casement and 2 horizontally sliding 2-light sashes, the right hand window renewed in C20. To rear of cross wing is a C19 stair window with margin glazing bars. The rear door of the through passage on the left has a shallow segmental granite arch with chamfered arch and jambs and diagonal stops. Interior : through passage on left is flanked by stone rubble cross walls, the lower side continuing up to first floor level where it meets the lean-to roof and the higher side continues up to above first floor. The doorway on the lower side has a granite arch with chamfered flat lintel and jambs with pyramid stops. The entrance to the hall has a segmental granite arch with hollow chamfer and pyramid stops and a circa C18 6-panel door. The hall has been partly remodelled and divided with thin partitions in the C20. The large hall fireplace has a depressed granite 4-centred arch with chamfer; the left hand jamb with a ball and pyramid stop. The cloam oven, originally on the right has been removed and replaced with a window which now lights the fireplace. Within the cross wing, the parlour on front right has a chamfered granite doorframe with diagonal cut stops leading from the stair hall. The parlour fireplace, which is heated by an axial stack, has a circa late C16 granite surround with rollmould and central triangular motif on the lintel with a ball finial. This fireplace is partly obscured by a circa late C18 chimneypiece. The first floor joists are finished to provide a flat surface for a plaster ceiling: the 2 heavy cross beams and slighter morticed joists are unmoulded. Circa late C16 plaster frieze decorated with a floral trail and fleur-de-lys motifs in relief. The chamber above this room has an impressive very large Elizabethan plaster coat of arms in the gable end; the Royal arms are encircled with the Garter and the supporters, which are over a metre in height, are in deep relief; motto 'God save the Queene' in the compartment below the shield. The doorframe to this room has a chamfered outer frame and a moulded timber inner frame with hollow chamfered and ovolo mould. The roof trusses and ceiling above this room were replaced in the late C19. Roof structure: The roof structure above the hall was replaced in circa C19. In the cross wing, the roof structure above the parlour on the front was replaced in circa late C19 with a king post roof. The central section has 2 circa late C16 or early C17 trusses; the principals with morticed apices and feet boxed in. The jointing of the collars was not fully visible but appears to be either dovetailed, notched and lap-jointed or halved and lap-jointed. Diagonal set ridge and purlins originally threaded and replaced with slightly trenched purlins in C19 or C20. Hennet remains unaltered both externally and internally with high quality limewashed plasterwork of an early date.

Listing NGR: SX1307391350


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