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Trekernell Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in North Hill, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5838 / 50°35'1"N

Longitude: -4.4683 / 4°28'6"W

OS Eastings: 225353

OS Northings: 78915

OS Grid: SX253789

Mapcode National: GBR NF.DJ37

Mapcode Global: FRA 17JJ.90Y

Entry Name: Trekernell Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 May 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249744

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431945

Location: North Hill, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: North Hill

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: North Hill

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 27 NE
4/104 Trekernell Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably C15 origins altered in the late C16 or early C17. Stone rubble,
partly slate hung. Rag slate roof with hipped and gable ends. Stone rubble axial,
lateral and end stacks.
Plan: The original arrangement is uncertain. The house has a long 4-room plan with
left hand room heated by an axial stack, room adjoining to right forming a small
entrance hall, cross wing on right heated by a lateral stack and room beyond to far
right originally heated by a front lateral stack. It is possible that the left hand
room was originally detached although its original purpose is uncertain. There
appears to be a blocked arched opening on front elevation, possibly the position of
the original entrance. The range to right probably has early origins and has a Tudor
arch within the cross wing. It would appear that the cross wing however was altered
in the late C16 or early C17, probably when the roof was raised. This could be
contemporary with the joining of the main range and left hand building by means of a
small room which now functions as a entrance passage. Presumably therefore the circa
C15 arched entrance to this room has been reset.
Exterior: Two storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window front facing the yard. Gable end of
cross wing to right of centre. C19 outshut, remodelled in C20 forming porch with
granite chamfered 2-centred arch within. Cross wing to left with outshut continuing
around gable end with reset segmental chamfered granite arch. Truncated lateral
stack to right hand range beyond. To left of entrance C19 16-pane sash on ground
floor to far left and two C19 2-light casements on first floor. The dressed quoins,
roughly in line with the axial stack indicate that the left hand part was built first
and the outline of a 2-centred arch is visible on the ground floor to left of the
straight joint. The eaves above this range on left appear to have been raised. There
are the remains of a granite surround to a 2-light mullion window in the left hand
end wall. The garden front is partly slate hung with 2-light casements on ground and
first floor.
Interior: Circa C15 granite arched entrance leads into a narrow room which has a
heavy cross beam running from left to right. This beam is chamfered on the front and
has straight cut stops. The rear face of the beam is unchamfered suggesting that
there was probably a partition underneath it and that this room was originally
divided with a corridor to front connecting the cross wing on right with the left
hand room. The left hand room has a timber segmental arched doorway. The ceiling
beams have been replaced with the exception of one fairly slight chamfered beam. The
fireplace is blocked with a Rayburn stove. The cross wing to right has a thick stone
rubble wall dividing it from the putative infill range with a granite Tudor arch.
The ceiling is very high and has closely set unmoulded beams (now covered over). C20
grate to fireplace. Lead shot was discovered in the wall adjacent to the fireplace
in the cross wing during recent alterations.
The roof structure was only partly accessible. The cross wing has two trusses with
morticed apices and dovetailed single notched and lapped joints. The purlins are
trenched. Part of the face of one of the blades appears blackened possibly with
soot. The right hand range has a circa late C17 or C18 roof with crossed, lapped and
pegged apices and cambered and slightly chamfered collars which are partly halved,
lap-jointed and pegged. The roof structure to the left hand range was not
accessible as there was no roof hatch and the feet of the principals have been boxed

Listing NGR: SX2535378915

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

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