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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
Plus Code: 9C2P5J65+29
Entry Name: Gear and Kerrow Farmhouse
Listing Date: 14 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1143635
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70280
Location: St. Erth, Cornwall, TR27
Civil Parish: St. Erth
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Erth
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 53 SE
7/189 Gear and Kerrow Farmhouse
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
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
Listing NGR: SW5785434402
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