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Latitude: 50.5603 / 50°33'37"N
Longitude: -4.7679 / 4°46'4"W
OS Eastings: 204050
OS Northings: 77051
OS Grid: SX040770
Mapcode National: GBR N0.G52H
Mapcode Global: FRA 07XL.69Y
Entry Name: Barn 30 Metres to North of Bokelly
Listing Date: 6 June 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1129856
English Heritage Legacy ID: 351488
Location: St. Kew, Cornwall, PL30
Civil Parish: St. Kew
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Kew
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 07 NW ST KEW
5/158 Barn 30m to north of Bokelly
Barn. Possibly C17 or earlier. Stone rubble with large dressed quoins. Rag slate
roof with half-hipped ends and lower hipped ends roof over central midstrey.
Barn of 11 bays with central midstrey waggon entrance on front, now blocked, and wide
opposing double doors on rear. Further extended to rear on right with stable; on
right-hand end with C20 workshops; and to front on right with lean-to, outshuts.
However, despite being attached to these buildings, the barn remains independant and
all the original openings remains unaltered and intact.
Tall range with central entrance blocked with stone rubble on outer face and concrete
block on inner face. The flanking walls of the midstrey retain possibly later
blocked openings. To right and left of the midstrey, the walls of the main range are
pierced with 3 slit openings, deeply splayed on the inside. The openings on the
right-hand side have been obscurred by the later lean-to outshut and there is a stone
rubble buttress with granite string on the left-hand side. The wall adjoining to the
right has been partly rebuilt, probably in late C18.
Rear elevation with 3 slit openings on either side of central rear entrance which has
tall corrugated asbestos doors. The left-hand side is partly obscured by a circa
mid to late C19 stable of stone rubble with slate hipped roof. The right-hand side
of the main range is leaning out and has probably been partly rebuilt. The left-hand
half-hipped end has 4-tiers of pigeon holes and the slit opening in the right-hand
end has been slightly enlarged by the removal of the splayed reveals.
Interior Undivided lofty interior lit on all four sides by deeply splayed slits.
Evidence possibly of holes for seating of floor joists to inserted first floor. Also
numerous pigeon holes, partly blocked on exterior. Roof of 11 bays with roof
structure replaced in circa late C18 to early C19; principals partly halved, lapped
and pegged or bolted at apex with diagonal set ridge. Tie beam and 2-tiers of
collars lapped and pegged and bolted onto the face of the principals. The earlier
arrangement of the roof structure is uncertain.
The barn is described by Pevsner as strongly buttressed and it is possible that the
buttresses may have been removed although there appears to be little evidence of this
in the masonry. The barn remains remarkably unaltered and the quality of this
building type is a rare survival in Cornwall.
Pevsner, N and Radcliffe, E The Buildings of England, Cornwall rp 1970.
Listing NGR: SX0405077051
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