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The Old Farmhouse and the Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Morval, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3901 / 50°23'24"N

Longitude: -4.4551 / 4°27'18"W

OS Eastings: 225581

OS Northings: 57353

OS Grid: SX255573

Mapcode National: GBR NG.STQ2

Mapcode Global: FRA 18K0.G6G

Entry Name: The Old Farmhouse and the Cottage

Listing Date: 18 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140281

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60736

Location: Morval, Cornwall, PL13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Morval

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Morval

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


4/77 The Old Farmhouse and
- The Cottage


Farmhouse; now 2 houses. Possible C16 or early C17 origins remodelled in 1960s-
1970s. Rendered stone rubble and cob with asbestos slate roof with hipped lower end
on left and gabled higher end on right. Rendered stone rubble front lateral hall
chimney stack with lower end originally heated by rear lateral chimney stack, now
truncated and incorporated in rear outshut and inner room heated by truncated
projecting stone rubble chimney stack on right-hand gable end.
Probably 3 room and through passage plan now altered and exact arrangement uncertain.
Large hall with projecting hall bay on front to right of front lateral hall stack.
Turreted stair to rear at higher side of hall probably to solar above inner room.
Service room added in outshut to rear of lower side of hall with cloam oven. Lower
end heated by rear lateral stack later blocked when the fireplace was moved to the
lower hipped end and inner room heated by gable end stack. House now divided into 2
with division towards lower side of hall . House on left comprising 2-room plan
with lower end, through passage and small room to right formed from part of hall with
further outshut extensions to rear. House on right comprising larger part of hall
heated by front lateral stack, hall bay, inner room and turreted stair to rear with
entrance between hall and inner room.
2 storey regular 4-window front with C20 fenestration; ground floor with C20 gabled
porch to left, C20 lean-to extension near centre in front of front lateral stack and
hall bay to right of centre in gabled 2-storey projection with C20 casement window
below C17 chamfered timber lintel, with runout stops and slate drip stone above.
Part glazed C20 door and casement window to right. First floor with 2 C20 casement
windows to left of front lateral stack, C20 casement in gabled hall bay and C20
casement to right. Rear elevation with stair projection at higher side of hall with
C19 casement and C20 extensions.
Interior remodelled in 1960s/1970s with ceiling beams replaced, lintel to hall
fireplace replaced and fireplace to rear lateral stack at lower end blocked. Heavy
cross beam in hall probably reset in partition between 2 houses and turned on side
with heavy chamfer, runout stops and probably mortice holes for muntins of plank and
muntin screen. Turreted stair projection containing timber stair with wide treads.
House on right with 4 trusses positioned above inner room and higher side of hall
with collars and principals partly renewed; second truss circa late C17 with
chamfered principals and chamfered, slightly cambered collar partly halved, lapped
and pegged onto face of principal. Possible evidence of existence of barrel vaulted
ceiling below, probably for solar above inner room. Fourth truss probably reused
with some dark staining. Truss above hall bay with C17 dovetailed notched lapped
joint. Roof timbers of left-hand house not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX2594857320

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

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