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Carpenter's Arms Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Clampits, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.503 / 50°30'10"N

Longitude: -4.2451 / 4°14'42"W

OS Eastings: 240882

OS Northings: 69427

OS Grid: SX408694

Mapcode National: GBR NR.KMFP

Mapcode Global: FRA 270Q.L0P

Entry Name: Carpenter's Arms Inn

Listing Date: 19 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140212

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60878

Location: Calstock, Cornwall, PL17

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Calstock

Built-Up Area: Clampits

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Calstock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 46 NW
4/132 Carpenter's Arms Inn
House, now inn. Probably circa early C16, remodelled in early C17, with later
alterations and C20 addition to the lower end. Slatestone rubble, partly granite
ashlar and granite dressings. Asbestos slate roof, with gable end to left and hipped
to right ; the front bay has a hipped roof. Axial stack to the hall in granite
ashlar with cornice and shaped top ; other stacks removed.
Plan: Originally a 3-room and through passage plan ; the hall is to left, probably
originally open to the roof, and now heated from an inserted axial stack backing onto
the passage. The lower end is to right, and inner room to end left. Probably in mid
- left C17, the hall bay was extended to the front when the floor was inserted in the
hall ; probably at about the same time a stair tower was added to the rear of the
hall. The upper end room is now all one with the hall, the lower part of the
dividing wall only remaining. Probably circa late C17, an outshut was added to rear
of the hall, in the angle with the stair tower. In the late C20, a large 2-storey
addition was made to the lower end.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical front, with the hall bay to left, passage and lower
end to right. The passage has a granite doorway with basket arch, hollow-chamfered
with stops ; C19 16-pane sash to right with brick segmental head ; at first floor a
2-light C20 casement and C20 verandah on piers. Large 2-storey C20 addition,
rendered, at the right end. The hall bay has hipped roof to front, 3-light casement
at ground floor with L hinges and re-used timber lintel. First floor has C19 6-pane
sash. The right side of the bay is in granite ashlar with a single granite hollow-
chamfered light at first floor. To left, single storey C19 addition with 2-light
casement with brick segmental head. Well and pump with lead spout attached to the
front of the hall bay. The rear of the lower end has single storey lean-to with
plate-glass sash ; there is a rear lateral stack to the lower end room in rubble with
brick shaft. The rear of the hall has a wide stair tower with hipped roof, door at
ground floor and blocked single stair light at lower level, C20 stair light at upper
level. At first floor to right is a 2-light casement. Single storey lean-to at the
rear of the hall to right with C20 2-light casement and stack with brick shaft.
Interior: The hall has 4 heavy beams, chamfered, with bar and run-out stops ; slate
paved floor. The front window in the hall bay has wooden lintel, chamfered with
run-out stop. The fireplace has flat granite lintel and jambs, chamfered. The door
to the stair tower and the hall/passage door both have 3-centred arched heads, in
wood, chamfered. The outshut to rear left of the hall has 2 chamfered arched
doorways, inserted and probably moved from the lower end of the passage ; similar
doorway at the upper end of the hall, into the inner room, with a beam across the end
wall of the hall. The stair tower has a newel stair, and includes a small chamber at
ground and first floor, with Tudor arched doorway at first floor. Lower end room
much remodelled, one beam with bar and run-out stops remaining, and the rear lateral
fireplace rebuilt. The end wall to right has been partly demolished to give access
to the C20 addition. At first floor, the chamber over the hall also has a granite
fireplace, hollow-chamfered, with flat lintel and pyramid stops ; one chamfered beam
remaining. The room has been partitioned, with heavy chamfered feet of principal
rafters visible. The chamber over the lower end room has rebuilt rear lateral
fireplace and narrow unchamfered beams.
Roof: The roof has been rebuilt over the original trusses. Principal rafters with
curved feet. There are 2 trusses over the hall, the principal rafters chamfered
below ceiling level, but not chamfered above ; formerly had trenched purlins. The
collars are cambered and chamfered, halved to the principals ; principals halved and
pegged at the apex with diagonal ridge purlin. In the hall bay, one truss, formerly
with threaded purlins, without a collar, otherwise as the main trusses. Over the
stair tower is one truss, halved and pegged at the apex, not chamfered, with
chamfered and cambered collar halved and pegged, with trenched purlins and diagonal
ridge purlin.
The roof over the lower end has 2 similar trusses, with cambered dovetailed collars
and trenched purlins. There may also be dovetailed joints in the upper end roof, not
fully accessible.

Listing NGR: SX4088269427

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

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