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Latitude: 50.3669 / 50°22'0"N
Longitude: -5.0675 / 5°4'3"W
OS Eastings: 181945
OS Northings: 56388
OS Grid: SW819563
Mapcode National: GBR ZD.CXR3
Mapcode Global: FRA 0882.9LM
Entry Name: Cargoll Farm Barn
Listing Date: 30 May 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141453
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63970
Location: St. Newlyn East, Cornwall, TR8
Civil Parish: St. Newlyn East
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Newlyn
Church of England Diocese: Truro
ST NEWLYN EAST CARGOLL
SW 85 NW
Cargoll Farm Barn
Barn. Late C14. Killas rubble stonework with ashlar dressings.
Corrugated asbestos roof replacing thatch.
Plan: 7-8 bays, buttressed on east side and south end. Later subdivided
into calf pens on lower floor, and grain store above. Ramp entrance to
upper floor in 6th bay on west side.
Buttresses with two offsets to each truss, but wider simpler buttresses
square to south gable at corners, the west buttress built into later
structures. North gable end rebuilt reducing last surviving bay to
quarter the original width. Probably Some rebuilding of west wall,
Interior: Raised base cruck trusses to each bay, with blades 41 x 10am
supporting square set arcade plates, but outer section tenoned to
extension rafters to diagonally set ridge. Cambered collars with dropped
centres stopping knee braces, all chamfered on lower arrises. Lower
purlins tenoned to blades, upper purlins clasped above straight collars
to extension rafters. Trusses set at 2.4m bay centres, each bay divided
by intermediate trusses comprising raised base crucks and extension
rafters with collars only. Long curved windbraces to each bay. Total
span 5,9m, length now approx 15.25m.
A rare and important building, being the only survival of the medieval
palace of the Bishops of Exeter on this site, purchased by Bishop Walter
Bronescombe 'the Goode' in 1269, and held by the bishopric until 1804. A
grant of a Thursday market was given in 1312. No evidence of the large
prison noted by Tonkin in the C19 survives.
(Alcock & Barley. Antiq Jnl. 52 (1972) p.132; Jope, E.M.,Studies in
Building History 1961 )
Scheduled Ancient Monument CORNWALL No 620.
Listing NGR: SW8194556388
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