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Coombe Millhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Breward, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5552 / 50°33'18"N

Longitude: -4.6996 / 4°41'58"W

OS Eastings: 208869

OS Northings: 76308

OS Grid: SX088763

Mapcode National: GBR N3.GBNR

Mapcode Global: FRA 171L.NXN

Plus Code: 9C2QH842+35

Entry Name: Coombe Millhouse

Listing Date: 11 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158596

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67419

ID on this website: 101158596

Location: St Breward, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Breward

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Breward

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Millhouse. Circa late C16 or early C17. Stone rubble. Rag slate roof with gable
ends. Stone rubble, probably originally end stack later incorporated as an axial
stack to left of centre and stone rubble stack with brick shaft on right hand gable
Plan: Original plan uncertain. Probably 2 rooms and through passage plan heated by
end stacks with masonry cross wall on lower right hand side of passage and partition
(now removed) on left hand side of passage. Ground slopes down to right. Circa C18
one room plan extension added on higher end on left, raised from 1 to 2 storeys in
circa mid C20. Outshot added to rear of earlier left hand room in circa C18.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front. Range on left raised from 1 to 2
storeys in mid C20 with C20 window and door. Main range; 5 window, granite surround
of 2-light mullion window with 4-pane sash and small 1-light window to left of
entrance. 4-centred chamfered granite arch with ball and pyramid stops and open
porch of 2 roughly cut granite piers supporting a slate slab. 4-pane sash in partly
blocked opening to right. First floor with 4 2-light casements replaced in C20.
Rear elevation; lower side below passage rebuilt above ground floor, possibly in
early C19. Timber chamfered lintel above rear passage door with ogee stops. C18 or
C19 outshot to rear of higher room of earlier range.
Interior: Passage intact with cross wall on lower side probably rebuilt in late C19
and partition on higher side removed. Circa C19 timber stair on higher left hand
side of passage with 2 stone steps of possibly earlier stair surviving. Left hand
room of earlier range has an unusually small granite fireplace with granite lintel
and chamfered jambs. The chamfered ceiling beams have straight cut stops. Right
hand room reputed to have been used as a stable in C19. Larger fireplace with
chamfered granite lintel and granite rubble jambs. Slighter chamfered ceiling beams.
than left hand room with run-out stops. The ceiling beams above the passage have
been renewed in circa C18, C19 and C20 and several beams have been introduced in the
right hand room. First floor and roof structure not accessible.
Chesher, F and V M The Cornishman's House.

Listing NGR: SX0886976308

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