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Latitude: 50.5059 / 50°30'21"N
Longitude: -4.2762 / 4°16'34"W
OS Eastings: 238690
OS Northings: 69822
OS Grid: SX386698
Mapcode National: GBR NP.KKFQ
Mapcode Global: FRA 17XQ.KVT
Entry Name: Harobeara Farmhouse
Listing Date: 23 January 1968
Last Amended: 19 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140221
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60795
Location: Calstock, Cornwall, PL17
Civil Parish: Calstock
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Calstock
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 36 NE
3/44 Harobeara Farmhouse (formerly
listed as West Harrowbarrow
Farmhouse, now house. Probably C16 origin, with additions and alterations of mid C17
(probably of 1662-3); alterations of C19 and C20. Probably circa late C19 the lower
end was abandoned ; the passage and lower end are now derelict. Slatestone. rubble
with granite dressings. Slate roof with ridge tiles and gable ends. The hall stack
is now at the gable end, with cornice and shaped top, formerly in an axial position
backing on to the passage; the parlour is heated from a stack at the outer side.
Plan: Probably originally a 2-room plan with through passage. The hall is to left,
heated by an axial stack backing on to the passage. The lower end is to right, with
a room heated from a gable end stack. There was a second kitchen added at the right
end, with gable end stack and oven, and a cobbled kitchen yard to the rear; attached
to the right end of this, an unheated 2-storey addition, with external stair at the
gable end giving access to the loft. Probably in the mid C17, a parlour wing of one-
room plan and 2-storeys was added to the front left of the hall, heated from a stack
at the outer side. Probably also at this time, a wall was built from the front of
the lower end, so that the parlour wing formed one side of a front courtyard, with
gateway in the front wall immediately opposite the front door to the passage.
Probably also in mid C17, a stair tower was added to the upper left end. Probably at
the time the original lower end was abandoned, a lean-to was added to the inner side
of the parlour wing, as a kitchen. The passage has no roof, so the end wall of the
hall has become the end wall of the house.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical front with the parlour wing projecting to left and
the remains of the lower end to right. The passage doorway is in granite, with 4-
centred arch, chamfered, with pyramids stops and pintles remaining from the door and
draw bar sockets. The wall to the lower end is to right, with 3-light window at
ground and first floor, and the surround remaining from a single light at first
floor. The main house has 2-light granite window at first floor, chamfered, with
hood mould. The parlour wing has gable end to front, with 4-light chamfered granite
window at ground floor, with king mullion and hood mould. First floor has 2-light
chamfered granite casement without hood mould. There is a straight joint to right,
to the lean-to at the inner side of the wing. The lean-to is single storey, with 3
C20 windows and 4-panelled door, with a small single granite light, chamfered, re-
used from elsewhere in the house.
The lower end There is a cobbled through passage, with no rear doorway remaining.
The inside of the ground floor window to front has iron stanchions. The wall is
continued with 2 keeping holes, and possibly a rear window recess on the rear wall.
There is a fireplace at the lower end of the room. The second room in the lower end
has a rear doorway leading to the rear kitchen courtyard ; the doorway is granite,
with segmental arch, chamfered, with bar and run-out stops ; there is a rebuilt 2-
light window beside the door and a blocked window to the front. The stack to this
room is at the lower end, in granite, with cornice and shaped top ; the fireplace has
a wide timber lintel, cambered and chamfered, with one granite jamb. The fireplace
is partly bricked in, with a C19 cloam oven inserted to right, and a deep oven recess
to left, with stone segmental arch over, partly blocked. At the end of this room is
an unheated 2-storey addition ; this conceals the external stack ; at the gable end
there are stone steps leading to the loft door.
The front courtyard This is cobbled, and enclosed by rubble walls. The front
gateway is in granite, with 4-centred arch, as at the front of the passage.
The right side of the hall is in rubble, with a blocked doorway leading from the
passage to the hall ; the doorway has ovolo-moulded and stopped frame. The left side
of the parlour wing has external stack, 2-light C19 window at ground and first floor
to right, with brick segmental heads. The left side of the hall has the 2-storey
stair tower attached, with gable end ; the gable end has 2-light chamfered granite
window at ground and first floor, with hood moulds ; C20 porch with inner segmental-
arched granite doorway, chamfered, with pyramid stops and C19 door. The rear of the
stair tower has small single light at ground floor, chamfered in granite, and a 2-
light chamfered granite window at first floor. The left gable end of the hall has 4-
light chamfered granite window with hood mould at ground floor, only the king mullion
remaining ; first floor has 3-light chamfered granite window with hood mould and
attic level has 2-light chamfered granite window with hood mould. The rear of the
hall has 3-light chamfered granite window with hood mould at ground floor and 2-light
chamfered granite window at first floor.
Interior: The hall has slate floor and C19 ceiling beams; the fireplace has granite
jambs and chamfered lintel, formerly with a dated plaster overmantel, now removed.
Granite hearth. Recess to the side of the fireplace at the position of the former
doorway to the passage. The granite windows are chamfered internally. The parlour
wing also has C19 ceiling beams. The wall on the inner side, originally an external
wall, has a single light with wooden frame and ogee head, originally unglazed. The
fireplace has a 4-centred arch inserted below at flat hollow-chamfered granite arch
with pyramid stops. The stair tower has a closet below the stair, with keeping hole
and studded door. C19 winder stair, formerly extending to attic level. At first
floor, the doorway to the chamber over the hall and the doorway to the chamber over
the parlour wing both have wooden frames, ovolo-moulded, with run-out stops. The
chamber over the parlour has a blocked fireplace, 4-bay roof with boxed feet of the
principals; the chamber over the hall has a fireplace rebuilt in C20, also with boxed
beams, and 3-bay roof. Roof not accessible.
Listing NGR: SX4168670956
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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