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Penvith Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Martin-by-Looe, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3705 / 50°22'13"N

Longitude: -4.4158 / 4°24'56"W

OS Eastings: 228304

OS Northings: 55080

OS Grid: SX283550

Mapcode National: GBR NH.V5KR

Mapcode Global: FRA 18M2.5HX

Entry Name: Penvith Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138343

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60749

Location: St. Martin-by-Looe, Cornwall, PL13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Martin-by-Looe

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Martin with St Nicholas, Looe

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


4/90 Penvith Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Circa mid C17, extended in circa mid C19. Stone rubble and cob, partly
rendered and painted. Slate roofs, C17 range with half-hipped lower end and gabled
higher end. Rear circa C17 wing with hipped end. C19 wing added in angle of lower
end and rear wing with higher slate roof with gabled end. Projecting front lateral
stone rubble hall chimney stack at lower end. Projecting stone rubble chimney stack
on gabled end of parlour at higher end. Shaft removed. Further side lateral chimney
stack to rear wing with shaft removed. Brick chimney stack on gabled end of C19
Plan altered and house re-orientated. Probably early C17 range of 2 room and through
passage plan with a front lateral stack heating the hall kitchen at the lower end on
the left and a gable end stack heating the parlour at the higher end on the right.
Shallow wing added at lower end projecting from front elevation between lateral stack
and through passage, probably a stair projection with stair now removed. Heated rear
wing added at higher end to rear of through passage forming an L-shaped plan plus
stair projection. C19 wing added in angle of lower end and rear wing thus forming a
double depth plan. House re-orientated with C19 wing forming front elevation with
half-hipped lower end of C17 range to right projection slightly forward.
2 storeys, asymmetrical 3-window front with regular C19 range on left. Ground floor
with 16-pane sash on left with panelled door and window with glazing bars in early
C20 rendered lean-to porch in angle with C17 range. C16 pane sash asymmetrically
placed in C17 range on right. First floor with 16-pane sash and 8-pane sash in C19
range and C16 pane sash to right, asymmetrically placed in half-hipped end of C17
Side elevation on east, originally front elevation of C17 range; first floor opening
in stair projection with C17 ovolo-moulded timber lintel opening partly blocked with
late C19 2-light casement inserted.
Interior Replaced slate lintel to hall fireplace with cloam oven. Blocked
fireplaces to parlour and rear wing. Ceiling beams to parlour fairly slight. Timber
doorframe between hall and probably through passage circa C17, moulded on hall side
with ovolo-moulds and high ogee stops with timber lintel above with ogee stops.
Circa C17 2-light timber mullion window in original rear wall of parlour, later wall
between parlour and rear wing.
Roof of 7 bays above C17 range containing hall and parlour. At higher end, above
parlour the 2 trusses have been altered and some reused; principals unchamfered with
trenched purlins with 1 truss probably reused with hole for threaded purlin and
possible smoke-blackening on 1 sidem although this truss has been much altered.
Above the through passage and the hall the 4 trusses are morticed at the apex, the
principals are chamfered with slightly curved feet dying into the wall and the
chamfered, cambered collars have been halved, lapped and pegged onto the face of the
principals. The trenched purlins have been largely replaced.

Listing NGR: SX2830455080

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

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