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Tremayne House

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Martin-in-Meneage, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.0863 / 50°5'10"N

Longitude: -5.1679 / 5°10'4"W

OS Eastings: 173484

OS Northings: 25499

OS Grid: SW734254

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.NMM7

Mapcode Global: FRA 082S.DHD

Plus Code: 9C2P3RPJ+GV

Entry Name: Tremayne House

Listing Date: 10 July 1957

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226184

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423317

Location: St. Martin-in-Meneage, Cornwall, TR12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Martin-in-Meneage

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Martin-in-Meneage

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Farmhouse. C17 or earlier remodelled in the C18, substantially remodelled in the
early C19 and extended to become small country house in the early-mid C19. Incised
stucco over rubble, granite and slate sills. Scantle slate roofs, with original
wooden launders carried on paired brackets, hipped except for gable end right with
brick chimney over. Brick chimneys: over original rear wall, now axial wall, over
original left hand gable end wall, now cross wall, and over side walls of cross
Originally probably a 3-room through passage plan with lower end room left of
passage, hall right and inner room at far right with right hand end built against a
bank. In the C18, the hall and lower end room retained as 2 front reception rooms and
hipped stair wing added at rear of passage, possibly with a service room outshut at
either side. In the early C19 the house was greatly extended with new parlour/dining
room in cross wing left projecting at right angles to front and rear with further
parlour in the rear part and butlers pantry between; plus wing for servants quarters
between rear parlour and stair wing; kitchen/service wing at rear right of stair hall
and an axial passage behind the original hall. Recesses retained and remodelled as
niches in the axial wall right of the cross passage may be the window openings of the
C17 house which probably faced roughly north. The original inner room far right,
survives in a remodelled form as the present kitchen of the house.
2 storeys. Rectangular 1:4:1 bay roughly south front: 4-window front of C18
remodelled front middle, 1 bay slightly recessed also from original house, right, and
early C19 projecting hipped parlour wing, left. The central part has wide doorway in
original doorway position under 2nd from left 1st floor window. C18 or early C19 6
panel door with elliptical-arched fanlight over. The early C19 parlour bay has
ground and 1st floor 3-light bowed window with 24 pane hornless sashes to middle
lights and 18-pane ones to sidelights. Most of the other windows are early C19 12-
pane hornless sashes but there are 3 2-light Gothic style windows lighting the room
at the rear of the parlour range, one to left hand wall (ground floor) and 2 at the
rear overlooking a small garden. All with similar details with octagonal panes, but
the rear ones have Y-traceried heads with quarterfoil pierced spandrels and pointed
stucco hoodmoulds. The stair window is round headed with fanlight headed sash. A
particularly interesting feature of the rear is a louvred pantry complete and
Interior is predominantly early C19 with 6-panel doors, moulded architraves with
corner blocks and moulded and enriched plaster ceiling cornices and bands to the
reception areas and several chimney-pieces some with hob grates. The geometric stair
is open-well, open string and cantilevered with ornate cast iron balustrade and
mahogany handrail scolled over the curtail bottom step. High panelled dado is
probably later C19. The ceiling of the stair hall with modillioned cornice is C18 as
are some fielded panelled doors to the chambers, refurbished in the early C19 with
bead mouldings to one side. In the front room to the right of the passage, the
original hall of the C17 house, is the original circa early C17 splayed moulded
granite fireplace with 4-sided pyramid and ball stops. In the chamber above is a
curious wooden gothic-headed chimney piece, probably C19, with diabolo stops.
Tremayne House is essentially a good quality early C19 house; the C17 and C18
features which survive explain its slightly unusual plan and give it an even greater

Listing NGR: SW7348425499

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