History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Collon Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Veep, Cornwall

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137720

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60606

Location: St. Veep, Cornwall, PL22

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Veep

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Veep

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.