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GEAR AND KERROW FARMHOUSE

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.

Name: GEAR AND KERROW FARMHOUSE

List entry Number: 1143635

Location

GEAR AND KERROW FARMHOUSE

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Erth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Jan-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 70280

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ST ERTH SW 53 SE 7/189 Gear and Kerrow Farmhouse -

GV II* Farmhouse. Circa early C18. Roughly-faced coursed killas with dressed granite quoins and lintel course. Steep dry Delabole slate roof laid in diminishing courses. Brick chimneys over the gable ends. Cast-iron ogee-section gutters. Plan: Double depth plan with 2 equal-sized parlours at the front flanking a wide central entrance hall leading to stair hall between kitchen (rear left) and pantry (rear right). C19 stable wing adjoining on the left. Exterior: 2-Storeys. Symmetrical 5 window east south east front with wide central doorway. Lintels over ground floor openings are incised to resemble voussoirs. Coved eaved cornice. Original door and windows: 6-panel door with panels glazed in the C20; 18-pane hornless sashes with wide glazing bars and much original crown glass. C20 windows at rear. Interior: Much of the original carpentry and joinery survives including: 3-panel doors with fielded panels; bowtell-moulded beams to rear rooms; dog-leg stair with bobbin-turned balusters; window shutters and 3 moulded ceiling cornices to both parlours; archway between entrance hall and stair hall; and in right hand parlour: fielded dado panelling; 2 semi-circular-on-plan niches and 2 concentric ovals with torus mouldings to the ceiling. Roof structure not inspected but said to be probably original. Gear and Kerrow Farmhouse is built within a Romano-British camp and possibly occupies a site which has been continuously occupied since. This farmhouse is unusually complete for its date and the front with its original door and windows is particularly notable. Compare Tredrea q.v., also in St Erth parish.

Listing NGR: SW5785434402

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National Grid Reference: SW 57854 34402

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