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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1143495



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Forrabury and Minster

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Jul-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 68680

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House now divided into two. Circa 1820s, possibly with earlier origins, extended in mid C19. Slate stone rubble, rendered and stuccoed on front elevation. Slate roof with gable end on front left and hipped end on front right. Brick stack in valley between left and right hand ranges and projecting side lateral stack on right. Particularly interesting C19 plan although the thick wall and projecting lateral stack on the right hand wall may indicate earlier origins. Overall 'L' shaped plan; comprises range on right with entrance on right leading to entrance hall with reception room on left, central stair hall and main reception room across rear of right hand range. Range on left comprised service range, extended in circa mid C19 on front left with one-room range. Additional service rooms including dairy and wash- home in cellar. Bedrooms on first floor of both ranges lead off central landing running across home. Two storeys and basement. Regular 1:2 window front. Gable end of mid C19 extension on front left with partly blocked opening with dressed stone segmental arch and C20 glazed doors on ground floor and replacement sash in similar arched opening above. The right hand range is set back and flanked by incised pilaster strips, the right hand projecting. Renewed 12 pane sash and C20 panelled door in partly blocked opening with two renewed 12-pane sashes on first floor. The insurance plaque 'West of England, Exeter' on front elevation. Interior with C19 features largely complete including moulded cornices, doors and doorcases with reeded architraves. Circa mid to late C19 marble chimneypiece in main reception room and open well stair with simple turned newel, stick balusters and moulded rail. Timber newel back stair. Basement with copper and dairy intact. First floor with ornate plaster rose above stair wall, plaster carbelled brackets to three arches on landing, moulded cornices. Barn Park was the residence of John Rosevear, general merchant, who was responsible for the erection of Boscastle Chapel in 1801 and for the rebuilding of the chapel in circa 1823-5. Rosevear was a particularly controversial figure in the Camelford and Wadebridge Methodist circuit. Later residence of W.S. Rosevear, deputy Lieutenant and Magistrate of Cornwall in circa 1870s. Polsue, J. Lakes Parochial History of the County of Cornwall 1872, reprinted 1974. Volume IV Shaw, Thomas Methodism in the Camelford and Wadebridge Circuit 1743 - 1963, 1963.

Listing NGR: SX0970590586

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Polsue, J, Lakes Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, (1872)
Shaw, T, Methodism in the Camelford and Wadebridge Circuit 1743-1963, (1963)

National Grid Reference: SX0970590586


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