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The Post Office Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Kea, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141648

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63434

Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3

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


1/150 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

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

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