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Latitude: 50.1126 / 50°6'45"N
Longitude: -5.1667 / 5°9'59"W
OS Eastings: 173695
OS Northings: 28420
OS Grid: SW736284
Mapcode National: GBR Z7.M1XP
Mapcode Global: FRA 082Q.6ZD
Entry Name: Lower Goongillings
Listing Date: 10 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1142127
English Heritage Legacy ID: 66021
Location: Constantine, Cornwall, TR11
Civil Parish: Constantine
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Constantine
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 72 NW CONSTANTINE
8/35 Lower Goongillings
Small house. Circa early C17 with C18 extension and altered internally in late C19
and late C20. Granite rubble with dressed granite quoins, lintels, stacks and
doorframe. Rendered cob at lower left end with stone rubble plinth. Delabole slate
roof with gabled end to right and half hipped left end. The roof is carried down at
the rear over an outshut. Red clay ridge tiles. Large dressed granite stack at
right hand gable end and smaller axial stack towards left hand end with rendered
shaft with dripmould; the axial stack was the gable end stack of the original house.
Plan: The original house has 2 principal front rooms, the palour at the lower left
end heated from an end stack and the kitchen to the right with a large gable end
fireplace with an oven. The integral outshut behind the right hand room was probably
the dairy. Probably in the C18 a 1-room plan extension with a gable end stack was
added to the lower left end. There is direct entry into the right hand kitchen but
originally there may have been a cross-passage. In late C20 the partition between
the kitchen and parlour was removed, a staircase in the rear outshut was replaced by
a staircase between the former kitchen and parlour.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 1:3 window range. The 3-windows to the right in the original
house are small late C19 4-pane sashes with slate cills, those on the ground floor
are slightly larger than those on the first floor. Central doorway with chamfered 4-
centre arch granite frame with diagonal stops and old boarded door with wrought iron
hinges. The 1-window range to the left is the addition built of rendered cob with
C19 2-light casements with horizontal glazing bars, one light of the first floor
window has its orignal leaded panes.
Rear elevation has various small C19 2-light casements with glazing bars and first
floor right a C19 2-light horizontally sliding sash with glazing bars. The back
doorway of the outshut has been blocked and a casement inserted; there is a C20 plank
door on the right hand side of the outshut.
Interior: The partitions in the original part of the house have been removed, and
the 2 front rooms of the original house have late C19 soft wood joists. The right
hand room has a large fireplace with rough granite jambs and a chamfered timber
lintel without stops; in the right hand side of the fireplace there is an original
stone-lined oven. The fireplace in the lower left hand room of the original house
has been removed. The lower left end addition has a fireplace with a roughly
chamfered wooden lintel and C20 ceiling beams.
Roof: Over the original house the roof has been largely replaced in the late C20 but
the C19 softwood trusses have been retained. The roof over the lower left end
addition has circa C18 straight collars pegged to the face of the straight
Lower Goongillings was in the manor of Polwheverall.
Source: Charles Henderson. A History of the Parish of Constantine in Cornwall. page
Listing NGR: SW7369528420
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