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Former Garden Walls and Gate Piers at Approximately 100 Metres South West of Carwythenack Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Gweek, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1104 / 50°6'37"N

Longitude: -5.1935 / 5°11'36"W

OS Eastings: 171764

OS Northings: 28252

OS Grid: SW717282

Mapcode National: GBR Z6.90W9

Mapcode Global: FRA 080Q.GJ1

Entry Name: Former Garden Walls and Gate Piers at Approximately 100 Metres South West of Carwythenack Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159661

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66103

Location: Gweek, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Gweek

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


8/123 Former garden walls and gate-piers
- at approximately 100 metres south
west of Carwythenack Farmhouse


Garden walls and gate-piers of the demolished mansion Carwythenack. Circa early C18.
Slate rubble walls with dressed granite quoins and red brick gate-piers with granite
The walls are on 2 sides of a rectangular field originally a garden. On the long
north side there is a large recess flanked by doorways. On the shorter west side a
pair of large red brick gate-piers in Flemish bond with large granite plinths with
cyma moulding and similarly moulded cornices with granite ogee-shaped caps with
obelisk finials ; both the finials are overgrown with ivy. On the south side of the
garden there is a stone rubble retaining wall because the field to the south is
lower. The east side is open. The now demolished mansion house appears to have been
situated in the north east corner where the ground level is slightly raised.
In the C17 Carwythenack was held by the Chepmans or Chapmans. John Chapman of
Wendron sold it in 1716 to Peter Hill a merchant of Falmouth. William Hill (son of
Peter) probably built the Georgian mansion and walls. In 1820 C.S. Gilbert in his
Survey of Cornwall (p. 780) describes it as the seat of William Robinson Hill " A
handsome square edifice build with reddish stone and a large cupola on the centre of
the roof ...... lately much improved and the plantation, walks and waterfalls
considerably enlarged and beautified". At the end of the C19 the house fell into
dis-repair and was demolished, its materials used to build a new farmhouse at Lower
Sources: Charles Henderson, A Hisory of the parish of Constantine in Cornwall, p.p.
133 to 138.
Carwythenack was formerly in Constantine parish before the parish boundaries were

Listing NGR: SW7176428252

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