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Higher Lank House

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Breward, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5484 / 50°32'54"N

Longitude: -4.6984 / 4°41'54"W

OS Eastings: 208926

OS Northings: 75545

OS Grid: SX089755

Mapcode National: GBR N3.GYSP

Mapcode Global: FRA 171M.3DW

Plus Code: 9C2QG8X2+9J

Entry Name: Higher Lank House

Listing Date: 11 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159000

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67474

ID on this website: 101159000

Location: Lower Lank, 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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Farmhouse now private house. Circa early C17. Stone rubble. Rag slate roof with
gable ends. Stone rubble end stacks and front lateral hall stack with brick shaft.
Plan: Probably 3 room and cross passage plan with lower end on left, heated by an end
stack; hall heated by a front lateral stack and inner room to right heated by an end
stack. Stone rubble cross walls on lower and probably higher side of of the hall.
In circa mid C18 the hall was divided and a partition inserted across the rear to
form a corridor. Possibly contemporary with this a stair was inserted in the hall,
later replaced in the C19. The right hand side of the front elevation appears to
have been partly rebuilt in the mid C19 with a straight joint directly to the left of
the front lateral stack; there is no corresponding straight joint on the rear
elevation. The front entrance, to left of centre has been blocked and window
inserted. There is no evidence of a rear door to the passage on the plastered
internal wall and the evidence on the external wall is obscured by an outshot
extension, added to accommodate a dairy in circa early C19.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 7 window front, the right hand side of the house
with the windows arranged symmetrically, the 16-pane sashes renewed in the late C20.
Ground floor with 16-pane sash to left, C20 pane sash in partly blocked entrance with
late C20 granite lintel and 2-light casement to left. Front lateral stack near
centre with two 16-pane sashes flanking partly glazed door to right. First floor
with seven 16-pane sashes, Small C20 extension on left hand gable end.
Interior: Fireplaces blocked with C20 grates. Low plaster ceiling in right hand
room. Several C18 2-panel doors with raised and fielded panels. First floor and
roof structure not accessible.
An inspection of the roof structure may help to date Higher Lank more accurately.

Listing NGR: SX0892675545

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