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Higher Colenso Old Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Hilary, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1219 / 50°7'18"N

Longitude: -5.4073 / 5°24'26"W

OS Eastings: 156538

OS Northings: 30202

OS Grid: SW565302

Mapcode National: GBR FX0C.CY1

Mapcode Global: VH131.766F

Plus Code: 9C2P4HCV+P3

Entry Name: Higher Colenso Old Farmhouse

Listing Date: 9 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70030

Location: St. Hilary, Cornwall, TR20

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Hilary

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Hilary

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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- II

Farmhouse. C18 remodelling of an older house. Painted rubble walls. Slurried
scantle slate roof (formerly thatched) brick chimneys over the gable end and over
thick rubble stack of the back kitchen (rear left).
Plan: gable ends survive from possibly pre-C18 plan. In the C18 : 2 rooms at the
front with cross passage between and outshut behind the right hand room with stair at
the rear of the passage within the outshut and approached from the outshut. Circa
late C18 or early C19 another similar outshut was added behind the left hand room to
provide a back kitchen.
Exterior : 2 storeys. Nearly symmetrical 3 window south front with central doorway.
C19 6-panel door and 4-pane horned sashes.
Interior is virtually unaltered since the C18: original floors carried on bowtell-
moulded beams, original softwood muntin and plank partitions and 2 panel doors.
Large fireplace possibly with blocked oven and with copper on the right in back
kitchen. Roof structure circa late C19 when slate replaced thatch and the pitch was

Listing NGR: SW5653830202

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