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Latitude: 50.3903 / 50°23'25"N
Longitude: -4.6178 / 4°37'4"W
OS Eastings: 214015
OS Northings: 57766
OS Grid: SX140577
Mapcode National: GBR N7.STXG
Mapcode Global: FRA 1860.JT0
Entry Name: Collon Farmhouse
Listing Date: 30 April 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1137720
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60606
Location: St. Veep, Cornwall, PL22
Civil Parish: St. Veep
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Veep
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 15 NW ST VEEP
6/105 Collon Farmhouse
Farmhouse, mid C18 to before 1770 with rear extensions late C19. Partly remodelled
and restored in 1970s. Rubblestone patched stucco to gable front. Low pitch slate
roof with gable ends and slightly lower lean-to roofs to flanking wings. Large
brick central stack on ridge.
Plan much altered. 2 storeys and attic storey with 2 storey flanking wings and
basement throughout. Symmetrical south gable front with centre part of 3 storeys
set slightly forward with flat bands at first floor cill and attic cill, largely
masked by creeper. Lower wings continuing gable with break in roof levels. Ground
floor with two 12-pane sashes without horns flanked by inserted C20 part glazed door
in wing on left under C20 gabled porch. Similar barred wood sash with horns in
right-hand wing under slightly arched head and exposed sash box. First floor with
two 12 pane sashes flanked by 2 circular lights opening about a centre mullion with
angled glazing bars. Refenestrated following earlier pattern although glazing bars
altered. In attic two 6 pane wood sashes, one with a Crown bulls-eye pane. Circa
mid C19 barge boards in gable end.
On left-hand side, set back, mid C19 extension under catslide roof with later C20
extension. On right-hand side ground floor extended with 2 late C20 bay windows.
Above three 4 pane sashes. Rear originally had circular windows, now removed.
Interior staircase with heavy moulded rail and square newels with moulded cap.
Turned balusters on square bases. Imperial stair to attic. Ground floor with 4
panel doors with wide heavy moulded doorcases. Fireplaces largely replaced. Late
C18 King post truss roof.
Barton Farm for Boconnoc Estate. Illustration of "Plan of Barton of Collon"
belonging to Thomas Pitt, 1770 by James Blackmore in possession of owners.
Illustrates front elevation of Collon Farmhouse with close similarities to existing
elevation with following exceptions; pediment in place of barge board in gable end,
the roundels are not quite level and there is a further window above the door on the
left. The amateur Thomas Pitt, 1st Baron Camelford (1737 - 93 q.v. Boconnoc House,
Boconnoc parish) seems more likely to have had a hand in this farmhouse than his
father, another Thomas (d.1761). Colvin says he patronised Soane and designed for
Walpole. The farmbuildings in the courtyard marked on the map have been partly
rebuilt. The north and south walls of a kitchen garden remain to the west of the
H Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of British Architects
Listing NGR: SX1457156000
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