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Latitude: 50.2533 / 50°15'11"N
Longitude: -5.1242 / 5°7'27"W
OS Eastings: 177382
OS Northings: 43930
OS Grid: SW773439
Mapcode National: GBR Z9.Z145
Mapcode Global: FRA 084C.CGT
Entry Name: The Post Office Farmhouse
Listing Date: 12 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141648
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63434
Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3
Civil Parish: Kea
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Highertown
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 74 SE KEA HUGUS
1/150 The Post Office Farmhouse
Farmhouse with cottage and adjoining farm building, now 1 house. C18. Painted
killas rubble and cob, slate sills, segmental brick arches to ground floor openings
and timber lintels to first floor. Steep asbestos slate roof over house, formerly
thatched, with brick chimneys over rubble breasts to gable ends. Roof continues over
later farm building right (east) at same pitch. Later C18 cottage, left, has lower
pitched corrugated asbestos roof at lower pitch, formerly scantle slate, and with
brick chimney over rubble gable end left.
Plan originally of 2-room farmhouse with central passage with rear stair turret
behind left-hand room, now partly enclosed by large C19 lean-to. Later C18 barn
added to right-hand (west) end with roof sweeping lower to rear over angled
projection with rounded end wall. Finally extended to left-hand end (west) by
single-cell cottage with stair turret or fuel store projection to rear left.
2 storeys. Symmetrical 2-window south front of original farmhouse flanked by regular
1-window front of cottage, left, and barn front, right, with small ventilation window
to first floor and C20 extensions to ground floor. Farmhouse has central doorway
with open fronted scantle roofed gable ended porch with unpierced rubble side walls.
Similar porch to front right of cottage. All 4-pane horned sashes except 6-paned
ones to ground floor of farmhouse.
Interior not inspected but said to be little altered.
A late example of houses with stair turret projections and rare survival of unaltered
circa late C18 early C19 open-fronted porches.
Listing NGR: SW7738243930
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