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Crasken Farmhouse Including Adjoining Gate Piers, Walls, Gate and Steps at West Entrance to Garden and Coach House Adjoining at East End of House

A Grade II Listed Building in Helston, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1062 / 50°6'22"N

Longitude: -5.2571 / 5°15'25"W

OS Eastings: 167197

OS Northings: 27977

OS Grid: SW671279

Mapcode National: GBR Z2.BG3K

Mapcode Global: VH133.TLMH

Plus Code: 9C2P4P4V+F5

Entry Name: Crasken Farmhouse Including Adjoining Gate Piers, Walls, Gate and Steps at West Entrance to Garden and Coach House Adjoining at East End of House

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66294

Location: Wendron, Cornwall, TR13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Wendron

Built-Up Area: Helston

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Helston

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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7/313 Crasken Farmhouse including
- adjoining gate-piers, walls, gate
and steps at west entrance to
garden and coach house adjoining at
east end of house


Farmhouse, including gate-piers, walls, gate and steps at west entrance to garden.
C17 on probably older site, extended in the C18 and C19. Granite rubble with some
granite dressings. Grouted scantle slate roofs. Granite rubble stacks over the
gable ends of the principal range. Brick chimney over the gable end of the rear wing
and another brick chimney serving the rear outshut on the right.
Plan: Overall L-shaped plan. Main (original) range has large hall/kitchen on the
left (lower) end and fairly large parlour on the right. (There was possibly at some
time a small unheated room on the left of parlour, now the entrance hall). Behind
the entrance hall is a stair projection with a remodelled C18 stair. This projection
is now surrounded by a C19 single-storey lean-to along half of the rear and there is
a C18 or early C19 kitchen wing at right angles behind the original hall/kitchen.
There is also a C19 lean-to at the left-hand end and a large coach house at the
right-hand end. The coachhouse is open to a former stable yard at the rear and is
built into the bank at the right-hand end so that its attic loft could be loaded
through a doorway from the bank.
Exterior: 2 storeys, slightly irregular 4-window south-south-east front with granite
lintels over the openings. Blocked doorway left of middle, present doorway is
probably former window opening. Windows over the doorways are smaller and have circa
early C19 hornless sashes with margin panes. The other windows have tripartite
sashes in wide openings which are of similar design in the first floor openings (C20
copy, far left) and those to the ground floor have larger panes. It is likely that
the front wall was remodelled in both the C18 and the C19. Old door has glazing to
the top panel. Left-hand wall of rear wing has circa early C19 16-pane hornless
sash to ground floor and possibly older 16-pane horizontally-sliding sash above.
Coach house has open front carried on iron stanchions and its roof is of corrugated
Interior: There are large fireplaces in the hall/kitchen parlour and kitchen. The
hall/kitchen fireplace opening is spanned by a chamfered reused ship's timber with
treenails and there is a large C17 or C18 granite domed oven at either side. Granite
parlour fireplace has straight chamfered jambs and lintels. Stair has probably
reused C18 turned balusters but circa late C19 newels and handrail. Floors are old
and have some wide floorboards. There is one C18 2-panel door, the others are C19.
Roof structure is circa late C19.
Gate-piers, steps, flanking walls, gate and railings are circa mid-to-late C19.
Dressed granite and granite rubble with wrought-iron gate and railings with cast-iron
finials. Narrow gateway is flanked by square-on-plan piers and low convex quadrant-
on-plan walls linked to higher terminal walls adjoining the farmhouse on the left and
the former bailiff's cottage on the right. Gate-piers have monolithic shafts and
steep pyramidal caps. Walls have sloping copings. The 3 steps are dressed granite.
Gate has scrolled detail.

Listing NGR: SW6719727977

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