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Lower Dutson Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Stephens by Launceston Rural, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6494 / 50°38'57"N

Longitude: -4.3485 / 4°20'54"W

OS Eastings: 234065

OS Northings: 85932

OS Grid: SX340859

Mapcode National: GBR NL.8JVK

Mapcode Global: FRA 17SC.7NZ

Entry Name: Lower Dutson Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160860

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68040

Location: St. Stephens By Launceston Rural, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Stephens by Launceston Rural

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Launceston

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

9/146 Lower Dutson Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Circa early C17. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Asbestos slate roof to
lower range on left with hipped end. Rag slate roof to higher range on right with
hipped end and hipped end to shallow projection to right of centre. Stone rubble
axial stacks with moulded caps.
Plan: The house has been considerably remodelled in the C20 and the original
arrangement is uncertain. As existing the house comprises a single depth 4-room plan
with the ground sloping down to the left and with a lobby entrance to left of centre.
It is possible that the original entrance was just below the existing entrance into a
through passage. The lower end would have been on left unheated and the hall to right
heated by an axial stack backing onto the passage and the shallow projection to the
front on the higher side being either a hall bay or was a stair turret. The inner
room on the higher right hand side heated by an axial stack in the cross wall on the
higher side of the hall and the room beyond a possible extension. Alternatively the
entrance may have been above the existing one with the lower end heated by an axial
stack backing onto the lower end of the hall and the hall heated by an axial stack in
the higher cross wall. A third possibility is that the shallow projection on the
front was a 2-storey porch, the hall being on the higher right hand side and the
lower room to left with the range below being further service wing.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Long asymmetrical 5 window front with C20 PVC windows.
Entrance to left of centre with heavy plank door. Lower range to left has 3 PVC
windows of varying size on the ground floor and 3 PVC windows above. To right of
entrance C20 window and hipped 2-storey projection beyond with PVC windows on ground
and first floors, blocked entrance in left hand side and small timber framed Medieval
or just post Medieval one-light window with pointed head and chamfered frame. There
is a similar window below which has been blocked up. Beyond the projection to the
right is a blind window, a plank door and inserted C20 window to right.
Interior: Ceiling beams replaced in C20 and fireplaces altered. Roof structure was
not inspected; the owners state that it was replaced in the C20.

Listing NGR: SX3406585932

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