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Swiftaford Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Botusfleming, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4444 / 50°26'39"N

Longitude: -4.2579 / 4°15'28"W

OS Eastings: 239779

OS Northings: 62938

OS Grid: SX397629

Mapcode National: GBR NQ.PB5D

Mapcode Global: FRA 17ZW.70M

Entry Name: Swiftaford Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137843

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60762

Location: Botusfleming, Cornwall, PL12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Botusfleming

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Botus Fleming

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 36 SE
5/10 Swiftaford Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. Probably early-mid C17, with additions of circa C18 and C19
and alterations of C20. Rendered stone rubble. Scantle slate and slate roof, partly
slurried, with ridge tiles, some hand-made crested ridge tiles surviving, and gable
ends; gable end stack to right, rendered, with slate weathering and shaped top,
similar axial stack to hall, gable end stack to left with brick shaft.
Plan: 2-room plan, with the lower end room to right heated by a gable end stack;
cross passage, possibly originally a through passage. Hall to left, heated by an
axial stack backing on to the passage, and with a stair tower to the rear of the
hall. The gable end stack to left appears to be a later addition and may heat the
chamber over the hall. Probably in the later C17, a gabled bay was added to the
front of the hall. An outshut for a dairy was added to the rear of the passage and
the lower end room. Probably circa C18, a 2-storey stable was added to the lower
right end, and probably later in the C19 a 2-storey stable/outhouse was added to the
higher left end.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical 4-window front; all windows are C20 2-light
casements. Lower end to right has door with glazed panel and slate hood, casement
with granite lintel to right at ground floor and 2 casements above. To left, ground
and first floor 2-light casement. The gabled bay to left has 2-light casement at
ground and first floor, slate-hung at the apex of the gable. Attached to right, the
stable, in rubble, with 2 doors and one window at ground floor and one loading door
to the loft above. Stable attached to left with door, C20 window and C20 porch; now
part of the house. Attached to the left end of the stable, a small C19 stone rubble
addition with hipped roof and door and single light with brick dressing. At the rear,
there is a C20 window in the stable to left. The rear of the hall has a 2-storey
gabled stair tower with C19 2-light casement with 3 panes each light and L hinges; 2-
light casement at ground floor to right. The rear of the lower end has single storey
outshut with C20 window. The rear of the stable to left has a C19 single storey
addition with 2 doors and one window.
Interior: In the passage, there is an C18 2-panelled door leading to the rear dairy
outshut; the dairy has slate floor and slate shelves. The lower end room to right is
ceiled, with rebuilt fireplace with granite lintel. The hall has chamfered and step-
stopped beams, with a keeping hole in the hall bay. The hall bay has similar beams;
C17 bench with shaped support brackets. Fireplace probably partly rebuilt, with C20
granite lintel and oven to rear left. Stair tower has winder stair. Boxed beams of
first floor.

Listing NGR: SX3977962938

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

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