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Lower Calamansack Farmhouse Including Backyard Wall to North West

A Grade II Listed Building in Constantine, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.0981 / 50°5'52"N

Longitude: -5.1569 / 5°9'24"W

OS Eastings: 174324

OS Northings: 26768

OS Grid: SW743267

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.MY8P

Mapcode Global: FRA 082R.JRJ

Plus Code: 9C2P3RXV+66

Entry Name: Lower Calamansack Farmhouse Including Backyard Wall to North West

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66018

Location: Constantine, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Constantine

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


8/32 Lower Calamansack Farmhouse
- including backyard wall to
north west


Farmhouse. Circa late C18, extended in early to mid C19. Slate rubble with dressed
granite quoins, lintels and cills; scantle slate hang left hand side wall. Asbestos
slate roof with half-hipped ends and red clay ridge tiles. 2 red brick stacks over
each end wall. The early to mid C19 extension to right has a slurried scantle slate
hipped roof with clay ridge tiles.
Plan: An unusual double depth plan. There are 2 parlours at the front between which
is a central entrance passage leading to the rear entrance passage which has a
stairwell and small pantry to the left behind the deeper left hand parlour. The
right hand parlour is not so deep because of the large kitchen behind. There is a
cellar but this extends only under the 2 front rooms. In early to mid C19 a deep 2-
room plan extension was built on the right side, a scullery or back kitchen
projecting at the back, the room at the front is of uncertain purpose but both have
large open fireplaces on the right side and a loft above. This C19 addition now
links the house to the early C19 Lower Calamansack Cottage qv to the right. In the
late C20 the partitions between the 2 front rooms were removed.
Exterior: 2-storeys and cellar. Nearly symmetrical 3-window south east front, the
windows and central doorway disposed a little to the left. The original window and
doorway openings have granite lintels inscribed as voussoirs and granite cills. All
the original sashes have been replaced with late C20 plastic windows with glazing
bars and the panelled door has also been replaced with a plastic glazed door. There
is a flight of granite steps upto the doorway. To the right the cellar doorway has a
rough granite lintel and boarded door.
The circa early to mid C19 extension to the right is slightly set back. On the ground
floor the doorway to the left and 2 windows to the right have cambered red brick
arches, the doorway has a 4-pane overlight and a boarded door, the central window is
an early C19 12-pane sash. The right hand window is blocked; 2 windows on the first
floor, C20 casement to left and 8-pane sash to right.
The rear elevation is asymmetrical; original 6-panel door at centre with a hipped
scantle slate canopy; to right and left 2 windows on first and ground floor are C20
plastic windows in the original openings with granite lintels and cills; similar
stair window at mid floor level to right of doorway. The circa early to mid C19
extension projects to left and has an original 16-pane sash on the ground and first
floors to left and a wide doorway to right and a wider loft doorway above, both with
plank doors.
Including wall at rear enclosing small back yard area; slate rubble with cambered
granite coping and small granite monolithic gate-posts.
Interior: The 2 front rooms are now one and their chimney-pieces have been removed
but the dado rails survive. At the back of the former passage a segmental-headed
doorway with panelled pilasters and panelled door with a glazed segmental top light.
The original dog-leg staircase has stick balusters, moulded handrail and square
newels with caps. The kitchen has a very large open fireplace with monolithic
granite jambs and unchamfered granite lintel. The kitchen has exposed soft-wood
ceiling joists and a Devonian limestone (or possibly Serpentine) floor. Most of the
panelled doors survive and the first floor is also said to be intact.
The early to mid C19 extension has a scullery at the back with a boarded ceiling,
fireplace with brick arch and copper boiler, and staircase to loft above.
In the cellar under the front rooms of the original house the limewashed plaster
walls are scratched with graffiti depicting numerous circa early C19 sailing ships,
presumably a record of ships moored in the Helford River which is overlooked by the

Listing NGR: SW7432426768

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