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Trethevy Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Cleer, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.494 / 50°29'38"N

Longitude: -4.45 / 4°26'59"W

OS Eastings: 226322

OS Northings: 68891

OS Grid: SX263688

Mapcode National: GBR NG.L8SC

Mapcode Global: FRA 17KR.J4H

Entry Name: Trethevy Cottage

Listing Date: 5 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140469

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62212

Location: St. Cleer, Cornwall, PL14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Cleer

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Cleer

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 26 NE
11/74 Trethevy Cottage
Farmhouse; used as pair of cottages, and now one house. Early - mid C17, with
alterations of mid C19 and some later alterations. Granite rubble, rendered except
for the left side. Slate roof with ridge tiles and gable ends; gable end stack to
left in granite with cornice and shaped top; tall rear lateral stack to right, also
granite with cornice and shaped top.
Plan: This appears to be the hall and inner room of a former 3-room plan house; the
hall is to right, heated by a rear lateral stack. The inner room to left is heated
by a gable end stack, and has a stair tower to rear. Probably in circa mid C19, the
lower end to the right and passage was demolished, and the house was divided as two
one-room plan cottages, with a stair inserted in the hall and the inner room using
the stair tower; new entrance made directly into each room at the front. Now one
house. The house is built into the bank at the left side.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical 4-window front; first floor has four 2-light
casements, all different sizes. At ground floor, room to left has central gabled
porch with 2-light casement to right and left, each with chamfered granite surround,
one to right with stooling remaining for mullion. Room to right has central door
with 2-light casement to right and left, one to left also with granite surround. The
left side is built into the bank, blind. The right side has a small single light at
first floor. Rear has large external weathered stack behind the hall; no oven
projection. To right, the square stair tower, with pitched roof and small single
Interior: The hall to right has very large chamfered granite lintel to the rear
fireplace, supported on curved granite corbels. Narrow chamfered cross beams. To
right, C19 inserted winder stair. There is a solid wall between the hall and the
inner room to left. The inner room is at higher floor level, with 3-bay ceiling,
with very large, deep-chamfered beams with run-out stops. Cross beams are slightly
dressed, some renewed in C19. C20 fireplace to gable end stack. Windows in front
wall have deep splayed reveals. The ground floor granite windows are hollow-
chamfered on the inside. At first floor, the feet of the principals are visible, not
chamfered. Rest of roof space not accessible; the stair tower has been closed off,
at ground and first floor.
Trethevy Cottage, like Trethevy Farmhouse, (q.v.), must have been a house of
substantial size and high status, with good quality detail; they are in an isolated
position, and it is unusual in this area of Cornwall to find 2 houses of this size in
close proximity, the Cottage built shortly after the Farmhouse.

Listing NGR: SX2410170711

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

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