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Treworder Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Kenwyn, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2777 / 50°16'39"N

Longitude: -5.1032 / 5°6'11"W

OS Eastings: 178997

OS Northings: 46580

OS Grid: SW789465

Mapcode National: GBR ZC.7LMX

Mapcode Global: FRA 0869.7PW

Entry Name: Treworder Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140887

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63280

Location: Kenwyn, Cornwall, TR4

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Kenwyn

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Kenwyn with St Allen

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

KENWYN
SW 74 NE
2/179
- Treworder Farmhouse
II
Farmhouse. Circa early C18 remodelling of earlier house and further remodelled in the
C19. Painted killas rubble with wooden lintels and slate sills. Scantle slate roofs
with gable ends large stone stacks with brick shafts to gable ends left and right,
external to left and external lateral stack to north east wall of rear wing at right
angles. Further brick axial chimney over single-storey range to right.
Plan of original house now difficult to work out but remodelled circa early C18 as
2-room house with central passage leading to central rear stair turret plus kitchen
wing to rear right. Narrow service room added under 2-storey outshut to rear of
left-hand room in the C19. Earlier room survives at higher level in single storey
building to right (north east) and incorporates earlier stone fragments.
2 storeys. Originally symmetrical 5-window south east front, but in the C19, first
floor windows 2 and 4 blocked and ground floor window completely blocked and pier of
masonry between windows removed to make window openings.
Central doorway. C20 door and windows. Single-storey 2-window part to right has
doorway to left of each room C20 and windows. Right-hand doorway is circa early C20
stable type ledged and braced. Chamfered stone reused as jambstone to right and
stone with concentric ring carving further to right. Left-hand doorway has C20 lean-
to porch. Rear is little altered since the C19.
Interior was much remodelled in the C19 but retains original dog-leg stair with C19
balustrade and fielded dado panelling in left-hand front room with original ceiling
level over. Hearths partly blocked except large slightly splayed fireplace in left-
hand room of single-storey part with chamfered grown oak lintel over. Circa late C19
roof structure.
Treworder was the home of Richard Lobb, High Sheriff of Cornwall (1651-2), Justice of
the Peace, and Captain of Militia for West Cornwall. He was an influential Puritan
and became involved in the New England Corporation, founded by Edward Winslow who
sailed in the Mayflower in 1620. In 1665 Richard Lobb issued a token farthing of
which no known examples survive. Source: The Story of Flushing, Cornwall by Ursula
Redwood.


Listing NGR: SW7899746580

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