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Latitude: 50.2728 / 50°16'22"N
Longitude: -5.1241 / 5°7'26"W
OS Eastings: 177480
OS Northings: 46095
OS Grid: SW774460
Mapcode National: GBR Z9.XTC4
Mapcode Global: FRA 0849.RJC
Entry Name: Croft West
Listing Date: 3 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1136593
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63263
Location: Kenwyn, Cornwall, TR4
Civil Parish: Kenwyn
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Kenwyn with St Allen
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 74 NE
- Croft West
Farmhouse. Circa early-mid Cl8. Killas rubble walls with dressed ganite quoins,
sills, and keystones, flat brick arches. Steep asbestos slate roof with sprocketted
eaves and brick chimneys over gable ends.
Double-depth plan of 2 equal reception rooms flanking wide entrance vestibule leading
to central rear stair hall flanked by service room to either side plus C20 one-room
plan extension on right (east) end.
2 storeys plus attic. Symmetrical 5-window east of south front. Wide central
doorway with C20 top glazed door. All replacement 12-pane horned sashes. 2 storey
C20 flat roofed extension to right (east). Addition to right, slightly recessed,
with ground and first floor 12-pane horned sashes.
Rear has doorway to right of stair, mid floor 12-pane horned sash to stair and
further window over to light flight leading to attic. This and flanking ground and
first floor left and right windows are C20 2-light casements.
Interior has many original features including 6-panel doors with HL hinges; moulded
plaster ceiling cornices to right-hand (east) front room, to chamber over and to
stair vestibule under landing of original stair. Fine open-well closed string
stair, rising through 2 floors, with turned balusters, moulded and ramped handrail
and moulded caps over square newel posts. Roof structure not inspected but said to
be mostly original.
Croft west was long noted for its fine kennel of hounds called the Four Burrow Hunt,
so called from 4 ancient barrows situated in the adjoining common. (From Kellys
In spite of the alterations Croft West is an important house locally and its fine
proportions still make an important contribution to the landscape.
Listing NGR: SW7748046095
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