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New Hall Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Advent, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5929 / 50°35'34"N

Longitude: -4.6724 / 4°40'20"W

OS Eastings: 210949

OS Northings: 80428

OS Grid: SX109804

Mapcode National: GBR N4.CZMB

Mapcode Global: FRA 173H.MJT

Entry Name: New Hall Farmhouse

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137654

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68464

Location: Advent, Cornwall, PL32

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Advent

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Advent

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

ADVENT
SX 18 SW
5/16 New Hall Farmhouse
- II*

Farmhouse. Circa late C16 or earlier. Local stone rubble with dressed quoins and
some evidence of lime wash. Rag slate roof with gable ends and gable end to hall bay
on left. Gabled end to rear wing on left. Large stone rubble projecting hall stack
with cloam oven projection. Stone rubble stack on right hand gable end.
Plan : Ground rises to left hand side and steeply to rear of house. The original
plan is uncertain although the house appears to have had a through passage with 2 or
more rooms. The left hand room, the hall, remains heated by a front lateral stack
with cloam oven projection and probably a smoking chamber adjoining on right. The
entrance to the through passage remains on the right although the rear door has been
blocked. The gable end wall on the right was probably the stone rubble cross wall on
the lower side of the passage and the single storey outshot on the right is probably
on the site of the original lower end, the front wall probably incorporating much of
the earlier masonry and the rear wall rebuilt in the C20. This room was heated by an
axial stack (now the gable end stack) which backed onto the lower side of the
passage. The partition on the higher side of the passage has been removed. The
stair projection, to the rear towards the lower side of the hall has been partly
incorporated into the rear wing to the rear of the hall.
The original arrangement is uncertain. In spite of the roof trusses having been
replaced in the C18 and C19, it is reasonable to suggest that the hall may have
originally been open to the roof and heated by an open hearth fire because the
existing hall stack and hall bay seem to be early C17 additions. Furthermore
although the rear wing appears to post date the hall with a ragged masonry joint
between the 2 ranges, the walls are very thick and the wing has been built into the
side of the hill, suggesting that this building maybe on the site of an earlier house
which would have been built down the slope, the later house added on the lower side
across the slope.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2 window front with 2-storey hall bay on right, projecting
front lateral hall stack and truncated lower end on right. Hall bay has a 3-light
mullion window on the ground floor with hood mould, the mullions removed. 2-light
mullion window on first floor. Projecting hall stack joins on right with cloam oven
projection. To right, a circa early C19 stone rubble porch with slate lean-to roof
with C19 door to original through passage and granite chamfered surround to window to
left with stanchion bar removed; this window appears to have been blocked when a
smoking chamber was built to the side of the fireplace. First floor with 2-light
mullion window and 4 pigeon holes. Single storey outshot on right on site of earlier
lower end. Possible straight joint on left hand side wall where the hall bay appears
to have been added. Rear elevation with stair projection in angle of front range and
rear wing.
Interior : the hall on left has wany floor joists possibly of the C17 with chamfer
and 1 joist with a run-out stop. Projecting bay at front of the hall. Chamfered
granite lintel and jambs to fireplace with pyramid stops. Large cloam oven with clay
door. Possibly smoking chamber adjoins fireplace on lower left hand side, now a
cupboard but with indication of thick layer of soot and opening from chamber into
flue. Behind the smoking chamber a window on the exterior. The stone stair to the
rear of the hall has been partly remodelled. Roof trusses have been replaced in the
C18, C19 and C20 with 2 earlier pieces of roughly cut purlins.
The house is little altered and exceptionally picturesque with an early interesting
plan.


Listing NGR: SX1094980428

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