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Kersworthy Farmhouse and Adjoining Outbuildings and Garden Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in North Petherwin, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.7194 / 50°43'9"N

Longitude: -4.4705 / 4°28'13"W

OS Eastings: 225702

OS Northings: 94000

OS Grid: SX257940

Mapcode National: GBR NF.43HD

Mapcode Global: FRA 17J5.N68

Entry Name: Kersworthy Farmhouse and Adjoining Outbuildings and Garden Wall

Listing Date: 11 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160381

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67970

Location: North Petherwin, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: North Petherwin

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: North Petherwin

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 29 SE
4/74 Kersworthy Farmhouse and adjoining
- outbuildings and garden wall


Farmhouse, adjoining outbuildings and garden wall. Probably late C16 or early C17
with C18 and C19 extensions. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Slate roof with gable
ends. Brick shafts to the stone rubble lateral and end stacks.
Plan: Interior not accessible and the original arrangement is uncertain. Overall
'H' shaped plan the ground rising to right. Early range may be the central range its
lower end to left flanked by 2 later cross wings, each of 2-room plan, heated by
lateral and end stacks. Alternatively the house may have been of overall 'T' shaped
plan with lower end on left and 2-room plan cross wing on right.
As it exists the house comprises a central range of 2-room plan with probably earlier
entrance on right leading into passage with stair to rear; kitchen in centre heated
by axial stack at lower end on left and second entrance beyond to left, leading into
large stair hall. The cross wing at the higher end on right comprises 2 rooms, the
front heated by a side lateral stack, the shaft removed, and the rear by a truncated
projecting end stack. The lower cross wing on left appears on the exterior, C19 in
character; 2 room plan heated by truncated side lateral stacks. This wing may be a
C19 extension, or a C19 rebuild or remodelling or refacing of the earlier range.
To the rear of the central range are C18, C19 and C20 outshots with a circa C18 cob
2-storey outbuilding attached on the rear right of the right-hand cross wing and a
small 2-storey outbuilding attached to the rear entrance which may be a C19 service
building used as a back kitchen, bake house or boiler house or may possibly have
earlier origins as a heated service room, the projecting stack now truncated.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Ground rises to right with rendered central range flanked by 2
stone rubble gabled cross wings. 1:2:1 window front with C19 panelled door to left
off centre and late C18 or C19 panelled door to right with late C18 or early C19 4-
light casement near centre. Late C19 16-pane sashes in cross wings, the right hand
wing with several blocked openings.
Garden wall to right; cob with slate cap.
Interior: Not accessible. An internal inspection may reveal several interesting
features and may help date the house more accurately. The owner states that the
fireplaces have been partly blocked; the kitchen ceiling beams are chamfered and the
roof timbers appear to have been replaced.

Listing NGR: SX2570294000

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

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