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A Grade II Listed Building in Michaelstow, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5773 / 50°34'38"N

Longitude: -4.723 / 4°43'22"W

OS Eastings: 207303

OS Northings: 78822

OS Grid: SX073788

Mapcode National: GBR N2.DYG2

Mapcode Global: FRA 07ZJ.ZT2

Plus Code: 9C2QH7GG+WR

Entry Name: Tregawn

Listing Date: 19 January 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68552

Location: Michaelstow, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Michaelstow

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Tudy with Michaelstow

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Farmhouse. Circa C15 partly remodelled in late C16. Stone rubble with granite
quoins, the front wall on left partly rebuilt above first floor level and the left
hand side wall partly rebuilt with fine quality masonry towards the front comprising
ashlar granite with slate galetting. Slate roof with hipped ends on left and gable
end on right continued in catslide roof over rear outshot. Hipped end to rear wing
and lower slate roof with hipped end to extension on right. Circa late C16 or early
C17 reduced granite moulded stack with C20 brick shaft in right hand gable end and
brick stack on left hand hipped end. Tall moulded granite circa late C16 or early
C17 rear lateral stack to hall. Brick stack to rear outshot and stone rubble and
brick side lateral stack to rear wing.
Plan: The original plan is uncertain. The house comprises a 2 room plan with wide
passage, the larger right hand room heated by a rear lateral stack and the smaller
left hand room by an end stack. 2 storey rear wing to rear of passage heated by side
lateral stack. Extension of 1 room plan on right heated by an end stack and later
circa C18 outshots across rear elevation containing service rooms.
Because of limited evidence the development of the plan is not clear. The wing, to
the rear of the passage and lower side of the hall contains 2 circa C15 trusses which
may be smoke blackened, the end truss on rear (north east) its principals and collar
incised with carpenters marks '1 1 1 1'. On the lower side of the hall the passage
screen has been replaced in circa early to mid C19. The bressummer above is
chamfered, the stops buried. Heavy timber circa C17 framed partition above. The
hall roof structure was replaced in circa early C18 and then partly renewed in early
C19. There are several joists with multiple mouldings which have been reused in the
attic of the rear wing; these may either be moulded purlins of a high quality roof
(now gone) or alternatively may have been the moulded floor joists to the first
floor. There is a thick wall on the lower side of the passage which continues up to
the apex probably indicating the addition of the left hand room. In the right hand
gable end of the main range is a blocked C17 timber door frame to the side of the
first floor fireplace; this may either indicate that the house continued to the right
and that the 1-room extension on the right hand gable end is on the site of the
earlier inner room or alternatively a blocked turreted stair may be positioned in the
gable end.
Exterior : 2 storeys. Regular 4 window front with segmental dressed stone arches to
ground floor openings. C20 glazed door, wide C19 6-panel door its fanlight with
glazing bars to left of centre and 2 tall early to mid C19 hornless 12-pane sashes to
right. First floor has 4 early to mid C19 hornless 12-pane sashes. Lower range to
right has )lazed double doors and a horned 12-pane sash to right.
Rear elevation: rear wing has an ovolo moulded timber lintel above the ground floor
window and the outshot to rear of the hall has a 2-light granite mullion window
surround, the mullion removed.
Interior : Slate and granite flag floors. Wide passage with C19 open-string stair
inserted on higher side. The screen has been replaced with a circa late C18 or early
C19 timber screen with scratch moulded stiles. Hall fireplace in rear lateral stack
has hollow chamfered granite lintel and jambs. Rear wing heated by side lateral
stack, the fireplace partly remodelled in late C20 and has at least 1 cloam oven.
First floor: chamfered timber C17 door frame to blocked opening adjoining fireplace
in right hand gable end. In extension on right, hollow chamfered granite surround to
Roof structure: Rear wing has 2 circa C15 trusses which have slight patchy evidence
of smoke-blackening. The principals which have pronounced curved feet forming raised
cruck trusses, are morticed at the apices and apparently originally without a ridge
piece although later timbers conceal the original structure. The high cranked
unmoulded collars are morticed and pegged with 4 pegs. The 2 sets of purlins (now
replaced) appear to have been deeply trenched. There are several multiple moulded
joists reused on the attic floor of this rear wing. The roof structure above the
left hand room is largely inaccessible but appears to have been replaced in the late
C18. Above the hall are 2 circa late C17 or early C18 trusses which are halved,
lapped and pegged at the apices with collars lapped onto the face of the principals.
The other trusses have been replaced in circa early C19. Above the passage the attic
floor joists are closely spaced and unmoulded, supported by the thick wall above the
lower side of the passage and a tie-beam above the higher side.

Listing NGR: SX0730378822

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