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Saveock Manor Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kea, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2576 / 50°15'27"N

Longitude: -5.1337 / 5°8'1"W

OS Eastings: 176726

OS Northings: 44435

OS Grid: SW767444

Mapcode National: GBR Z8.MYD6

Mapcode Global: FRA 084B.V3L

Entry Name: Saveock Manor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63405

Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR4

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Kea

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Highertown

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


1/118 Saveock Manor Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Circa mid C18 but incorporating part of earlier house. Painted rubble
walls with incised stucco simulating ashlar to front. Hipped roof with half-hipped
rear wing (east) and outshut in angle. Scantle slate survive to east, west, and
south hip but front replaced with corrugated asbestos and rear with asbestos slate.
Brick chimneys over side walls and to rear of wing.
2-room wide double depth central stair plan plus single-storey lean-to to west and
incorporating part of earlier house to east. Hip-roofed porch to rear entrance;
steps to front entrance, originally with Tuscan porch (1 column base survives).
2 storeys. Symmetrical 5-window north front. All original 12-pane hornless sashes
with wide glazing bars and internal ovolo-mouldings. Mostly original crown glass.
Granite ashlar plinth over rubble footings. Granite sills. Five granite steps of
diminishing width lead to central round-headed doorway with original wide door of 3
vertical top panels over wide bottom panel. Plain fanlight. Stucco repair
surrounding doorway shows extent of removed Tuscan distyle porch.
East wall displays evidence of earlier house. 3 tall openings to each floor.
Blocked except for left-hand windows. First floor left-hand window is mid C18 8-pane
sash in reduced width opening. C20 window below in reduced opening with cambered
brick arch, possibly originally central doorway of 5-window front. Blocked openings
are slate-hung except for ground floor right.
Interior survives virtually intact from circa mid C18. Original 6-panel and 2-panel
doors with ogee or ovolo-moulded architraves; window shutters to front rooms open-
well open-string stair with trailing rose to string, turned column balusters turned
circa late C19 bulbous newel with ball finial; ramped oak handrail and moulded dado
rail. Moulded plaster ceiling cornices to front rooms with modillions to right-hand
(west) room and with dentils to vestibule. Round-headed archway to kitchen and a
further round-headed arches from first floor galleried landing. Fine robust
arabesque decoration to tympanum of arch leading to central room. West chamber has
small dressing room to rear with moulded plaster ceiling cornice. An original eared
fireplace surround survives in chamber over kitchen. Pine roof structures are mid
C18 fastened with pegs and some nails. Roof space over kitchen wing has plastered
room, presumably for grain storage, and is linked by small doorway to main roof
space, also with evidence for having been plastered.
It is said that King Charles took refuge here after battle, (possibly the Battle of
An unusually complete mid C18 house with good quality interior and rare survival of
mid C18 fenestration.

Listing NGR: SW7672644435

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

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