- Heritage Category:
- Listed Building
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
- Statutory Address:
- WHITE COTTAGE
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- Statutory Address:
- WHITE COTTAGE
The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
SX 46 NW
4/136 White Cottage
Farmhouse, now house. Early - mid C17, with additions of later C17, and later
alterations in C19 and C20. Painted stone rubble. Slate roof with C19 crested ridge
tiles and gable ends. Rear lateral stack to left, axial hall stack with rubble
shaft, weathered, with shaped top ; similar gable end stack to right.
Plan: 3-room and cross passage plan ; lower end room to left, heated from a rear
lateral stack, and with a C19 stair inserted at the left end. Hall to right of the
passage, probably originally open to the roof, and now heated from an axial stack
backing onto the passage. Inner room to end right, heated from a gable end stack to
right. In the later C17, a stair tower was added to the rear of the hall. Probably
also in the later C17, a single storey unheated outshut was added to the rear of the
hall, to the left of the stair tower. Later alterations include the insertion of a
fireplace in the chamber over the lower end, using the flue from the hall stack ;
this is dated 1704. Probably in circa mid C19, the house was divided , with the
lower end and passage as one house, the hall and inner room as a second house, with a
door inserted in the front of the hall. In C20, a room was inserted in the rear of
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical 2-window front ; all windows C20 replacements. The
passage has C20 door with sidelight, chamfered timber lintel with run-out stops.
Lower end to left has 2-light casement at ground and first floor. Hall to right has
C20 window (formerly door) and 2-light casement ; shallow hall bay, possibly
originally gabled, with 2-light casement at ground floor and C19 2-light 6-pane
casement at first floor in a raking dormer. At the right end is a small single light
at first floor. The left end has an inserted C19 window at first floor with 4-pane
light, and a blocked single light in chamfered granite surround. At the rear, the
inner room has a window at ground floor and door at first floor, with granite cill
remaining with stoolings for mullions, probably re-used. The rear of the hall has a
stair tower with pitched roof and single light, single storey outshut to right with
C20 window. Rear of the passage blocked, with 4-pane sash above. The lower end has
stack, probably inserted in C19, with 4-pane sash at ground floor.
Interior: The lower end room has 5 large roughly hewn beams. Blocked window in the
gable end, blocked at the time the staircase was inserted. The passage has a
bathroom inserted to rear. In the hall, there is a large granite fireplace backing
onto the passage, with cloam oven inserted to right. 5 large chamfered beams with
bar and ruun-out stops. The door to the rear outshut has chamfered and step-stopped
lintel. The stair tower has a wooden 4-centred arch to the doorway, chamfered. Stone
newel stair. The inner room has gable end fireplace with cambered and chamfered
timber lintel, cloam oven inserted to right. The first floor chamber at the lower
end has the fireplace in the back of the stack, with plaster voussoirs, with the date
1704 and fleur de lys.
Roof: At first floor, the wall between the hall and the inner room is inserted below
a truss ; the hall roof formerly had dovetailed collars, with sockets for threaded
purlins, and appears smoke-blackened. The roof over the lower end retains 2 early
trusses with very curved feet ; not chamfered, formerly with threaded purlins and
threaded ridge purlin at the apex. Principals halved and pegged at the apex, one
cambered collar and one straight collar, halved and notched to the principals. The
timbers appear to be sooted over the lower end as well as over the hall.
Listing NGR: SX4084369634
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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.
End of official listing