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Latitude: 50.6841 / 50°41'2"N
Longitude: -4.5903 / 4°35'24"W
OS Eastings: 217113
OS Northings: 90356
OS Grid: SX171903
Mapcode National: GBR N8.68R9
Mapcode Global: FRA 1788.HHZ
Entry Name: West Roose Farmhouse
Listing Date: 20 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1222739
English Heritage Legacy ID: 68784
Location: Otterham, Cornwall, PL32
Civil Parish: Otterham
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Otterham, Saint Juliot and Lesnewth
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 19 SE
3/111 West Roose Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably late C16 or early C17, with C18 kitchen and dairy at rear and
early to mid C19 parlour at lower right end. Whitewashed stone rubble; the left hand
end wall and the rear walls of the kitchen and lower end parlour are rendered. Rag
slate roof with gabled ends and red clay ridge tiles, catslide roof over rear
outshot. Rendered shaft to front lateral stack and right hand gable end stack; very
large lower gable end stack to rear kitchen wing has set-offs and semi-circular oven
with a slate roof.
Plan originally probably 2 rooms with a central through passage; the hall to the left
has a front lateral stack, and there is a 2-storey porch at the front of the passage
entrance. Probably in the C18 a kitchen was added in a parallel 1-room plan range
behind the lower end of the hall and the passage, with a stack and oven in its lower
right gable end. A dairy was added probably also in the C18 in an outshot behind the
hall in the angle with the kitchen. In early to mid C19 a parlour was built on the
lower right side of the passage slightly set forward of the main range. This may
have replaced an existing lower room which alternatively might have been demolished
when the kitchen was added at the back. The lower end could have been originally an
unheated service room, the original kitchen or an outbuilding such as a shippon.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window range. Right hand lower end slightly advanced with
lower roof line; it has C19 16-pane sash with horns on the ground floor and smaller
C19 4-pane sash above. To left the higher end, the higher end of which has a C17
chamfered 3-light window with a hood mould, but the mullions have been removed, the
cill lowered and a C19 2-light 16-pane casement inserted. C19 4-pane sash above. To
right of higher end a small fixed-light window of 6 panes has been built through the
back of the lateral fireplace; this section of wall appears to have been rebuilt and
the lateral stack may have originally projected. Gabled 2-storey porch to right of
centre with C19 16-pane sash on first floor and granite 4-centre arch doorway below
with deep chamfer and step stops; the outer door to the porch is a boarded half door
with a shaped top and there is an early C19 4-panel inner door; inside the porch to
the left a slate topped seat.
Interior is largely the result of C19 modernisation and has mostly C19 joinery.
However there is a large late C16 to early C17 lateral hall fireplace with granite
monolithic jambs and granite corbels with curved ends supporting a very large slate
lintel on edge. The fireplace has been filled with another C20 granite fireplace and
a window has been inserted through the back to the left. A late C19 staircase is
partitioned off in the lower rear corner of the hall; it has chamfered square newels.
The lower right hand room is the parlour and has an early to mid C19 marble chimney-
piece and round-headed recesses to either side of the chimney breast. The kitchen
at the back has a blocked fireplace which contains a brick oven.
Roof : over the main range (hall and passage) there are C20 soft-wood bolted trusses.
The other parts of the roof have not been inspected. On the lower side of the
passage the partition is a solid wall rising up to the roof apex; on the higher side
of the passage the partition is a solid wall on the ground floor only with a stud
Listing NGR: SX1711390356
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