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Whitewalls Farmhouse, Outbuildings to Rear and Garden Wall to Front Left and Right and to Rear Right

A Grade II Listed Building in Advent, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5955 / 50°35'43"N

Longitude: -4.6589 / 4°39'31"W

OS Eastings: 211915

OS Northings: 80685

OS Grid: SX119806

Mapcode National: GBR N5.CWMP

Mapcode Global: FRA 174H.DSF

Plus Code: 9C2QH8WR+6F

Entry Name: Whitewalls Farmhouse, Outbuildings to Rear and Garden Wall to Front Left and Right and to Rear Right

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142722

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68469

Location: Advent, Cornwall, PL32

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Advent

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Advent

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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5/24 Whitewalls Farmhouse, outbuildings
- to rear and garden wall to front
left and right and to rear right

Farmhouse, outbuildings and garden wall. Possibly late C18 with earlier origins.
Granite ashlar and stone rubble. Slate roof with gable ends. Stone rubble stack on
left hand gable end and stone rubble axial stack to right of centre.
Plan: Interesting plan although the exact arrangement is uncertain. The house
appears to be of single depth plan with an outshot added across the rear with further
outbuildings to rear and integral farmbuildings to right. The main range comprises a
house of at least 2 room single depth plan, the entrance in the rear elevation,
directly into the larger hall kitchen which is heated by an end stack on the left and
smaller room on right heated by an axial stack. Beyond this room, to the right is an
integral farm building which appears to have been a stable or shippon with a loft
above, approached by a flight of steps on the rear. Although this shippon or stable
seems contemporary with the house, it appears always to have been used for an
agricultural purpose and always to have had a separate entrance. The house may have
continued to the left although the front wall is only a facade with steps to rear
which lead up the steep bank on left to the field above. To the rear of the main
range is an outshot which was probably added in the C19 with a series of small
outbuildngs of uncertain purpose enclosed to right by an ashlar granite wall.
Exterior : 2 storeys. Regular 3 window front with 2 window openings on ground floor
lighting 2 rooms of house and 3 above, the right hand window lighting the loft above
the shippon or stable. The front wall continues to left forming a facade with a row
of pigeon holes. Rear elevation: entrance to rear left with probably reused
chamfered granite lintel. Entrance to loft on rear right with stone rubble and
granite steps.
Interior : Fireplace to left hand room partly blocked by Rayburn stove and C20 tiled
grate in right hand room. C19 ceiling beams and late C18 and C19 timber partitions
flanking simple softwood late C19 stair. Roof structure not accessible although the
roof structure above the stable and loft appears to be early C19, the principals with
lap-jointed and pegged apices.
Retaining wall to steep bank on front left of huge blocks of granite ashlar. Wall
continuing to front and rear of right hand gable end of granite ashlar.
In 1821 a Bryanite meeting was held at William Alford's house at Whitewalls and the
Bible Christian Magazine of 1876 records that preaching was held at the farm 'for
upwards of forty years'.
Shaw, Thomas Methodism in the Camelford and Wadebridge Circuit 1743-1963 1963.

Listing NGR: SX1191580685

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