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Latitude: 50.4023 / 50°24'8"N
Longitude: -4.4249 / 4°25'29"W
OS Eastings: 227768
OS Northings: 58632
OS Grid: SX277586
Mapcode National: GBR NH.S36R
Mapcode Global: FRA 17MZ.MXN
Entry Name: Twinaways
Listing Date: 18 December 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1137971
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60708
Location: Morval, Cornwall, PL13
Civil Parish: Morval
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Morval
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 25 NE MORVAL
Farmhouse, now private house. Possibly C17 or earlier with rear wing circa 1970s.
Stone rubble partly rebuilt on front elevation with several straight joints and
rendered on rear elevation. Rag slate roof with higher hipped end on left and lower
gable end on right. Projecting stone rubble hall chimney stack with set-offs to left
of centre and brick shaft to projecting chimney stack probably a C19 insertion on
right-hand gable end.
Plan altered and original arrangement uncertain. The limited evidence indicates the
possibility of a house of 2-room plan with an attached shippon at the lower end,
later converted probably in C19 to a 3-room plan farmhouse. Possibly originally
comprising a large hall kitchen heated by front lateral stack with probably turreted
stair projection to rear replaced in circa 1970s by rear projecting wing, unheated
inner room on left, through passage and shippon in lower end to right. The entrance
to the passage was probably to the right of centre in existing blocked opening with
opposing blocked opening on rear elevation, the stone partition wall to the higher
side of the passage surving with no evidence of a partition on the lower side.
Evidence for the existance of the shippon is limited, the rear wall has been
rendered, the front wall partly rebuilt and there are no visible signs of ventilation
holes. Additionally the floor has been altered and outbuildings have been erected on
the lower gable end so evidence for any drains have also been covered.
2 storeys asymmetrical 3-window front. Ground floor with C20 window to left with
C19/C20 rendered lean-to porch with rag slate roof and C20 door to right. Front
lateral hall stack to left of centre with C20 glazed double doors. Blocked door
opening with 4-pane casement inserted and C20 2-light casement to right. First floor
with C20 windows to left and above present entrance to right of front lateral stack.
C20 window in gabled half-dormer on right. Rear elevation with C20 2-storey gabled
projecting wing to rear of higher end of hall. Rounded corner at lower gable end.
Interior with blocked fireplace at lower gable end, thick stone wall on higher side
of through passage, partly blocked lintel to hall fireplace and C20 stair. Ceiling
beams and roof timbers replaced. Owners inserted first floor in lower end in circa
Despite C20 alterations, Twinaways is an interesting building and possibly a rare
surving example of a Cornish longhouse.
Listing NGR: SX2776858632
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