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Trevessa Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Newlyn East, Cornwall

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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

Plus Code: 9C2Q9262+C5

Entry Name: Trevessa Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137004

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63958

Location: St. Newlyn, Cornwall, TR8

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Newlyn East

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Newlyn

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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2/12 Trevessa farmhouse

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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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