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Trevoyan Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Merryn, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5136 / 50°30'48"N

Longitude: -5.0064 / 5°0'22"W

OS Eastings: 186954

OS Northings: 72518

OS Grid: SW869725

Mapcode National: GBR ZJ.1N56

Mapcode Global: FRA 07DP.WZ6

Entry Name: Trevoyan Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 May 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1212746

English Heritage Legacy ID: 397253

Location: St. Merryn, Cornwall, PL28

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Merryn

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Merryn

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 87 SE
3/257 Trevoyan Farmhouse


House. Circa, late C16 or earlier, extended in the late C17, partly remodelled in the
early C18 and extended in the early C19. Stone rubble. Slate roof with gable ends
and hipped end to front wing. End and axial stacks with brick shafts. Stone rubble
circa C17 end stack to earlier rear wing.
Plan: The house is of a complicated arrangement which has been extended in the C17,
C18 and C19. The late C17 main range is of 3-room and cross passage plan with a C19
wing on front left and late C16 range to rear left. The remains of the original
house appear to be the 2-room plan building to rear left; of overall 'L' shaped
plan, the left hand room heated by an end stack and the cross wing to right possibly
either unheated or heated by an end stack in the projecting gable to front right.
The original entrance has probably been altered; the front and back doors are not
opposing and the main entrance is incorporated into the later main house. It is
uncertain whether this was the full extent of the house or whether the later work
incorporates part of the earlier house. The main range which is probably of the late
C17 has a 3-room and cross passage plan with entrance to right of centre and higher
end on left; the inner room to far left being built directly in front of the cross
wing of the earlier range. The central room is small and was probably unheated, the
axial stack in the higher cross wall being a later insertion. There is a circa late
C17 bolection moulded doorframe to the right hand room and several C18 doors. In the
early to mid C18 a stair was added in a projection to the rear of the passage. In
early C19 a wing of 1-room plan was added to the front of the inner room on left and
an outshut was added to the rear of the lower end on right. In circa mid C19 an
outshut extension was added to the rear of the central room.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Regular 1:3 window front with projecting front wing to left.
Main range to right has a C19 stone rubble porch, flanked by 2 replacement C20 12-
pane sashes with 3 above. The wing to front left has a C19 12-pane sash on ground
and first floor. The lower earlier range set back to left has a C20 window on ground
floor and plank door to right. There are several small blocked openings in this
Interior: Cross passage with bolection moulded doorframe and C18 door into right
hand room and C18 door with cusped 'H' hinges into central room. The floor joists to
the central and right hand rooms are roughly cut and the ceilings are high. The
ceiling to the inner room on left is at a lower level and the floor joists are more
massive although still roughly cut. Partition inserted dividing inner room. C18
dog-leg stair in projection to rear of passage; deep moulded rail and turned
balusters. First floor and roof structure of main range not accessible.
In the earlier range the floor joists are fairly massive, waney and chamfered, some
with runout stops. The massive fireplace in the left hand end wall has a cloam oven
and the lintel has been replaced. The roof structure above the left hand room is
very rough and probably of C18 or C19. The roof structure above the cross wing was
not inspected.

Listing NGR: SW8695472518

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

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