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Stonaford House

A Grade II Listed Building in North Hill, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5753 / 50°34'30"N

Longitude: -4.4643 / 4°27'51"W

OS Eastings: 225610

OS Northings: 77958

OS Grid: SX256779

Mapcode National: GBR NF.F53X

Mapcode Global: FRA 17JK.4LV

Plus Code: 9C2QHGGP+47

Entry Name: Stonaford House

Listing Date: 10 May 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263413

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432401

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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4/162 Stonaford House
House. Probably late C16, possibly with earlier origins. Stone rubble. Slate roof
with gable ends. Moulded C17 stone rubble and granite end stack on left, stone
rubble and granite axial stack and moulded granite circa late C17 end stack on right.
Plan: Interesting and unusual 3-room plan, the original arrangement uncertain. The
entrance is through a circa late C16 or early C17 2-storey porch on the left hand
side of the front elevation, the porch leading directly into the left hand room which
is heated by an end stack on left. The central room is heated by an axial stack
which backs onto the left hand room. The right hand room is heated by an end stack
on right. The thick stone rubble cross wall between the central and right hand room
continues up to first floor and there is a plastered partition above. There is a
blocked door opening visible from the interior only in the left hand end. There is a
stub of a wall on the right hand end suggesting that the house may have continued to
the right. There is a circa C18 or early C19 outshut across the front right of the
house containing a dairy extended by the addition of a circa late C19 porch to right.
C19 lean to outshut on left hand end and small C20 extension on right. The roof
structure above the left hand room and two storey porch is probably late C16 or early
C17. It is possible that the roof structure above the central room and right hand
room was raised in the C18.
Exterior: Two storeys. Asymmetrical 1-window front with 2-storey porch on left hand
side. The roof to the main range on right is higher that that over the porch and
left hand room. Two-storey porch with moulded granite string above ground floor.
Square-headed deep chamfered doorframe with stepped stops. Granite surround to 2-
light mullion window with hood mould on first floor. C18 and C19 lean-to outshut on
right hand side and lean-to outshut on left hand end.
Rear elevation has an asymmetrical 3-window front with late C19 and C20 fenestration.
The 2-light casement on ground floor to right has a granite lintel for a 2-light
mullion window.
Interior: Inner entrance through porch has a square headed chamfered granite frame
with stepped stops (of similar design to outer door frame). The left hand room has a
blocked fireplace with probably chamfered granite surround and there is a cloam oven
projection visible from within the outshut which is built against this end wall.
Blocked opening to end wall. Heavy chamfered ceiling beams, some with straight cut
stops. The opening in the rear wall which is not quite opposite the entrance, has a
chamfered lintel and has a low cill. However, there is no indication on the exterior
that this is a blocked door opening. The central room has a roughly cut granite
lintel and jambs to the fireplace. The ceiling beams have been renewed in the circa
C19 or C20. The right hand room was probably the parlour in the C18. The ceiling is
plastered and the fireplace although partly blocked, appears to have a brick or
dressed stone segmental arch. Circa C19 china cupboard to left. C19 staircases.
Chamber above left hand room has two trusses, the feet of which are curved and
chamfered, the roof structure was not fully accessible but the apices are morticed
and the collars are partly halved, lap-jointed and pegged. It is possible that these
replace earlier collars although the principals were not clearly visible and only
halved joints were seen. The right hand truss is possibly slightly blackened
although the flue of the central axial stack appears to have leaked at some stage.
This stack has been partly rebuilt and may have been inserted. The truss above the
porch also has curved feet but the roof structure was not entirely accessible. The
roof structure above the central and right hand room was not accessible.
This is an interesting and unusual form of house, the plan of which might be the
result of a late C16 or early C17 remodelling of an earlier house.
Cheshire, V.N. and F.J. The Cornishmans House 1968
Latham, B. Trebartha, The house by the Stream 1971

Listing NGR: SX2561077958

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