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Lancorla Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Wenn, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4445 / 50°26'40"N

Longitude: -4.865 / 4°51'53"W

OS Eastings: 196682

OS Northings: 64444

OS Grid: SW966644

Mapcode National: GBR ZS.43DK

Mapcode Global: FRA 07PW.BHX

Plus Code: 9C2QC4VP+R2

Entry Name: Lancorla Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144063

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71337

Location: St. Wenn, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Wenn

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Wenn

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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8/328 Lancorla Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Circa early - mid C17; altered circa early - mid C19, with few later
alterations and additions. Granite rubble with granite dressings. Slate roof with
ridge tiles; gable end to left, range to right with hipped roof to right and rear
gable end. Gable end stack to left with C20 brick shaft; rear lateral stack to left
with truncated shaft. The wing to right has front lateral stack with brick shaft and
gable end rear stack with C20 brick shaft.
Plan: Originally a 2-room and through passage house. The room to left was heated
from a rear lateral stack; the room to right was rebuilt and the original stack no
longer exists. The room to left was probably originally the hall, the room to right
would have been the lower end room. In circa early - mid C19, the lower end of the
house was rebuilt as a 2-room plan cross-wing, the room to front heated from a stack
at the front and the room to rear heated from a gable end stack at the rear. A
staircase was inserted in the left side of the passage. The higher end room was
divided, with a small unheated dairy in the centre, a rear lateral passage and a room
at the left end, heated from an inserted gable end stack. There is a C20 lean-to at
the rear, set in the angle to the cross wing and concealing the rear doorway to the
passage. There is also a small C20 outhouse attached to rear left.
Exterior: 2 storeys, an asymmetrical 2-window front; all windows of C19. Ground
floor has 12-pane sash and 16-pane sash with granite lintels. 4-centred arched
chamfered and stopped granite doorway to right, with C20 half-glazed door. First
floor has two 16-pane sashes. The left end is blind. The right end has two C19 4-
pane sashes at ground and first floor. At the rear, there is a large external stack
with shaft removed. To right a small C20 single storey outhouse with door and
window. To left the cross wing was blind gable end with attached privy. There is a
small single storey lean-to in the angle to the main range with C20 windows. Above
this is a 2-pane light.
Interior: The entrance passage has a slate floor, with 2 granite steps leading down
into the cross wing to right. The wall to right has a keeping hole and is about one
metre in thickness. A straight stair of C19 was inserted at the left side of the
passage, incorporating part of a plank screen at the base. At the rear of the
passage there is a 4-centred arched granite doorway, chamfered and stopped, as the
front doorway. This now leads into the rear lean-to. There is a small unheated
central room, used originally as a dairy, with slate floor and slate shelves. The
rear lateral fireplace survives; this is in granite, chamfered, with depressed 4-
centred arch. There is a C19 fireplace at the left gable end with wooden mantel.
This is an interesting example of a transitional house, originally with 2 rooms,
altered to create an unheated central room. Lower Rosewarrick Farmhouse, in Lanivet
parish, is an example of the next development of this pattern, built with an unheated
central room.

Listing NGR: SW9668264444

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