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Latitude: 50.3611 / 50°21'39"N
Longitude: -4.9996 / 4°59'58"W
OS Eastings: 186749
OS Northings: 55541
OS Grid: SW867555
Mapcode National: GBR ZJ.C9YF
Mapcode Global: FRA 08F2.S2Y
Entry Name: Trevessa Farmhouse
Listing Date: 16 November 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1137004
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63958
Location: St. Newlyn East, Cornwall, TR8
Civil Parish: St. Newlyn East
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Newlyn
Church of England Diocese: Truro
ST NEWLYN EAST
SW 85 NE
2/12 Trevessa farmhouse
Farmhouse, early C18 and mid C19 probably for Capt Botallick. Stone, slate
hung, and scantle slate roof.
Plan: Earlier build remains at east end, remainder demolished for large
2-storey block with through hall. 2 rooms deep and gable stacks, probably
when adapted for mine captain's house for local silver-lead mines.
Central entrance converted to 16-pane sash window, and other windows to
both floors all 16-pane sashes. Brick stacks. Earlier end has casement
windows and hipped roof. Stair window on gable end 4 panes wide with
intersecting glazing bars. Lean-to along rear, whitewashed, containing
garage and service rooms.
John Trevisa, 1340 - 1402, scholar under patronage of Lord Thomas
Berkeley, was born here. His works include 'de Regimine Principum', 'De
Proprietatibus Rerum' and 'Polychronicon', and is said to have worked with
Langland on Piers the Ploughman.
(c/f Eric Gethyn Jones, 'Trevisa of Berkeley', Alan Sutton (1978) and
forthcoming work by Professor David Fowler of Seattle)
Listing NGR: SW8674955541
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