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Treween Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Altarnun, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6107 / 50°36'38"N

Longitude: -4.5168 / 4°31'0"W

OS Eastings: 222026

OS Northings: 82018

OS Grid: SX220820

Mapcode National: GBR NC.BX70

Mapcode Global: FRA 17FG.84R

Entry Name: Treween Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 November 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68327

Location: Altarnun, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Altarnun

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Altarnon with Bolventor

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 28 SW
4/117 Treween Farmhouse

Farmhouse probably late C16 or early C17. Stone rubble and cob, partly slate hung on
front, the front wall of the lower end on right rebuilt in C19 or C20. Slate roof
with gable ends with lower roof over lower end on right with half hipped right hand
end. Hipped end to front wing. Stone rubble end stack on left, stone rubble axial
stack with C17 moulded granite cap and stone rubble rear lateral hall stack.
Plan: The original plan in uncertain. The house was probably of 3-room and cross
passage plan, built down the slope with the ground rising to left. The lower end on
right is unheated. The hall is heated by a rear lateral stack with adjoining smoking
chamber and stair turret to rear on higher left hand side. The inner room to left is
larger than usual, heated by an axial stack backing onto the cross wall between the
hall and inner room. There is a second fireplace which was remodelled in the C19, in
the end wall, suggesting that the inner room was divided into two rooms. The
entrance has been altered and the screen on the higher side of the putative passage
removed. However, it appears that the passage was probably originally to right of
centre, and was either always a cross passage of alternatively was blocked to rear
by the hall smoking chamber. Possibly in the C18 an unheated one-room plan wing was
added to the front of the passage and front of lower side of the hall. There is an
outshut which was probably remodelled in the C18, to the rear of the inner room and a
circa C19 outbuilding incorporated into the house on the right.
Exterior: Two storeys. Asymmetrical 2:1:1 window front with two storey projecting
wing to right of centre. Two roof levels with a higher roof over the putative
passage, hall and inner room and the front wall of the hall breaks forward slightly
between the cross wall of the inner room and projecting wing. 3-light casement and
C20 glazed door to left lighting inner room. C19 3-light casement lighting hall and
3-light casement on ground floor of wing with C19 door in left hand side with two
pieces of dressed granite reset at the top of the jambs and an unmoulded granite
lintel. 3-light casement to right lower room. First floor has four C19 2 and 3-
light casements. On the rear the initials and date'DV 1764' are incised to the rear
of the hall stack. The projection adjoining the stack has a blocked opening and has
been truncated in height, it is probably the remains of a smoking chamber.
Interior: Hollow chamfered granite lintels and jambs to the fireplaces heating the
inner room and hall. Stone newel stair in turret to rear of hall, the upper treads
have been cased with timber. C17 chamfered timber square headed frame to door
leading from inner room to outshut on rear. Roof structure replaced in 1947
(information from owner): Roof not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX2202682018

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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