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Stabling and Cobbled Pavements Adjoining Godolphin House

A Grade I Listed Building in Breage, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.138 / 50°8'16"N

Longitude: -5.3589 / 5°21'32"W

OS Eastings: 160079

OS Northings: 31842

OS Grid: SW600318

Mapcode National: GBR FX49.XTK

Mapcode Global: VH12W.2S9K

Entry Name: Stabling and Cobbled Pavements Adjoining Godolphin House

Listing Date: 26 August 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158586

English Heritage Legacy ID: 65748

Location: Breage, Cornwall, TR13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Breage

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Breage with Godolphin and Ashton

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


SW 63 SW BREAGE GODOLPHIN

4/50 Stabling and Cobbled Pavements
adjoining Godolphin House

GV I

Stables with fodder store at Godolphin Rouse (qv). Circa early C17 or possibly late
C16. Granite moorstone rubble with granite dressings; scantle slate roof with re-
used C17 and C18 crested clay ridge tiles; coped gable end with kneelers and finial
to west and abutment with house to east.
Long range with access only from front (north) face. Ground floor has 2 long equal
compartments flanking small central compartment. Layout of first floor similar with
access lobby at intermediate level over centre compartment.
Overall symmetrical front each half of which is also symmetrical about its doorway.
Small central basket-arched doorway to the first floor, which is placed half way up
and approached via stone steps (re-used). It is set within 4 small single light
windows, 2 to each floor lighting the central compartments. To either side identical
arrangements of larger 4-centred chamfered doorways at ground floor level flanked by
3-light mullioned windows. Above the doorways, late C19 loading doors replacing 2-
light mullioned windows similar to those which still flank them, all equally spaced
along the range (far right hand mullion missing). Pigeon holes below eaves.
The gable (west) end has central first floor single light window. Rear wall west
half has 1 small ventilator window, range of bee boles and pigeon holes at eaves.
East half rebuilt in C19: 4 dormer windows introduced 1950s.
Interior : The roof retains some trusses with halved lap-dovetail jointed collars and
threaded purlins. Central lobby has framed partitions each with central chamfered
square-headed doorway approached by a few steps (C19 replacements), (this secure and
central first floor compartment, or the one below it, must have been the tack room).
Floor structure at west end has chamfered cross beams with runnout stops, lesser
chamfered axial beams and joists all visible. The floor to the east has chamfered
cross beams only, and could be a little later. In all 3 ground floor compartments
there are cobbled floors with drainage runnels. No early fittings survive, though
some late C19 loose box divisions exist at the west end.
There is a wide slightly raised cobbled pavement with a granite kerb along the front
of the building and returning at a right angle along the west side of the east
forecourt wall reduced to a narrow strip at the north end (qv forecourt walls).
This is the finest stable of its period existing in the county. An engraving in
William Borlase's Antiquities and Natural History of the County of Cornwall could
suggest a roof of thatch or shingles in the mid C18.


Listing NGR: SW6007931842

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