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Gear and Kerrow Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Erth, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1601 / 50°9'36"N

Longitude: -5.3916 / 5°23'29"W

OS Eastings: 157854

OS Northings: 34402

OS Grid: SW578344

Mapcode National: GBR FX28.145

Mapcode Global: VH12V.H7JL

Entry Name: Gear and Kerrow Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 January 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143635

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70280

Location: St. Erth, Cornwall, TR27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Erth

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Erth

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

ST ERTH
SW 53 SE
7/189 Gear and Kerrow Farmhouse
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GV II*
Farmhouse. Circa early C18. Roughly-faced coursed killas with dressed granite
quoins and lintel course. Steep dry Delabole slate roof laid in diminishing courses.
Brick chimneys over the gable ends. Cast-iron ogee-section gutters.
Plan: Double depth plan with 2 equal-sized parlours at the front flanking a wide
central entrance hall leading to stair hall between kitchen (rear left) and pantry
(rear right). C19 stable wing adjoining on the left.
Exterior: 2-Storeys. Symmetrical 5 window east south east front with wide central
doorway. Lintels over ground floor openings are incised to resemble voussoirs.
Coved eaved cornice. Original door and windows: 6-panel door with panels glazed in
the C20; 18-pane hornless sashes with wide glazing bars and much original crown
glass. C20 windows at rear.
Interior: Much of the original carpentry and joinery survives including: 3-panel
doors with fielded panels; bowtell-moulded beams to rear rooms; dog-leg stair with
bobbin-turned balusters; window shutters and 3 moulded ceiling cornices to both
parlours; archway between entrance hall and stair hall; and in right hand parlour:
fielded dado panelling; 2 semi-circular-on-plan niches and 2 concentric ovals with
torus mouldings to the ceiling. Roof structure not inspected but said to be probably
original.
Gear and Kerrow Farmhouse is built within a Romano-British camp and possibly occupies
a site which has been continuously occupied since.
This farmhouse is unusually complete for its date and the front with its original
door and windows is particularly notable. Compare Tredrea q.v., also in St Erth
parish.


Listing NGR: SW5785434402

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