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Latitude: 50.5631 / 50°33'47"N
Longitude: -4.4392 / 4°26'21"W
OS Eastings: 227340
OS Northings: 76541
OS Grid: SX273765
Mapcode National: GBR NG.FZGS
Mapcode Global: FRA 17LK.VSF
Entry Name: Battens and Adjoining Outbuilding
Listing Date: 22 November 1960
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1250142
English Heritage Legacy ID: 432389
Location: North Hill, Cornwall, PL15
Civil Parish: North Hill
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: North Hill
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 27 NE
4/152 Battens and adjoining outbuilding
House and adjoining outbuilding. 1581 for C.T. Vyncent (datestone), altered in circa
late C18. Stone rubble, partly slate-hung above ground floor on front. Slate roof
with hipped ends. Stone rubble side lateral, rear lateral and end stacks with brick
Plan: The house is of overall 'L' shaped plan and the original arrangement is
uncertain. The main range is of 3 room and cross passage plan; entrance to right of
centre with stair to rear of passage and right hand room heated by a lateral stack.
There is a corridor across the front left providing access to the central unheated
dairy and the kitchen to left which is heated by an end stack. The truncated
projecting rear lateral stack may originally have heated this room. Returning to
front left a large room heated by a side lateral stack. This wing was extended by
the addition of a circa early C19 outbuilding. There are at least 2 straight joints
on the rear elevation of the main range and the height of the ceilings and position
of the partitions within suggest that the plan has been altered considerably since
Exterior: Two storeys. Asymmetrical 1:3 window front. Entrance to left of centre
with granite 4-centred roll moulded arch with carved balls in spandrels and ball and
stepped stops. 'ANOD. 1581.C.T. VYNCENT' carved on lintel. C20 door flanked to left
with C19 C20 pane sash and to right by C19 24-pane sash and door opening. First
floor with two replacement 20-pane sashes and C19 24-pane sash to right. The wing to
front left has C19 20-pane sashes on ground and first floor.
Lower 2-storey barn attached on front right with C19 plank door near centre, window
opening to left and C20 garage doors to right. Three ventilation slit openings on
Interior: Circa early C19 stair to rear of passage. C18 and C19 doors. The ceiling
beams have been largely covered over but appear to be of circa late C18 with bowtell
moulding. The fireplaces have C20 grates. First floor and roof not inspected.
There is a fine monuments of Thomas Vincent of Battens (died 1606) in Church of St
Lathan, B Trebartha, The House by the stream, 1971
Polsue, J Lake's Parochial history of the County of Cornwall, 1872, reprinted 1974.
Listing NGR: SX2734076541
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