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Latitude: 50.5665 / 50°33'59"N
Longitude: -4.4288 / 4°25'43"W
OS Eastings: 228091
OS Northings: 76902
OS Grid: SX280769
Mapcode National: GBR NH.FN71
Mapcode Global: FRA 17MK.LFX
Entry Name: Trewithey Farmhouse
Listing Date: 10 May 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1263606
English Heritage Legacy ID: 431949
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
4/107 Trewithey Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably late C16 or early C17,possibly with earlier origins. Rendered
stone rubble. Slate roof with gable ends and lower range on right with hipped end.
Brick axial and end stacks.
Plan: Original arrangement of plan uncertain. The house is built down the slope with
the ground rising to left. The higher left end was demolished in the early to mid
C20; the house now has a 3-room plan, the left hand and central rooms sharing an
axial stack and the right hand room heated by an end stack. A C17 2-storey porch
provides direct entrance into the left hand room; this is a particularly unusual
arrangement as there is no sign that this room was originally divided to form a cross
or through passage and there is no sign of a passage back doorway. Although the
fireplace is partly blocked the projection which interestingly is close to the
entrance, suggests that there is a large fireplace opening. The arrangement of this
plan has close similarities to Stonaford House (q.v.). In the C19 a second entrance
was inserted on the lower side of the central room and C19 partitions and stair
inserted within. It is uncertain if the lower room on right is a later addition.
Exterior: Two storeys. Asymmetrical 1:1:2 window front. Gabled 2-storey porch to
left has chamfered segmental granite arch with ball and pyramid stops and a C17
studded door. Granite 2-light mullion window on first floor. To right two late C19
or C20 1-light windows flank a C19 stone rubble porch with slate lean-to roof and C19
door. First floor with two late C19 or C20 2-light windows flanking a one-light
window. The roof level drops at the cross wall between the central and right hand
rooms. The left hand gable end is hung with corrugated asbestos sheets.
Interior: Inner entrance has a square headed chamfered granite frame with eroded
stops. The ceiling beams within the porch have been removed and a stair inserted on
the left hand side provided access to the room above the left hand room. The left
hand room has heavy wany chamfered ceiling beams, some with straight cut stops. The
fireplace is partly blocked with a Rayburn stove. The central room has heavy wany
chamfered ceiling beams and the remains of a chamfered surround to the fireplace.
The lower room on right has a plastered ceiling and a C20 grate. The roof structure
above the porch, the left hand room and central room has been replaced in the late
C19 or C20 and there is no sign of the earlier structure; the eaves have been raised.
The roof structure above the lower room on right was not accessible.
Manor of Trewithey, formerly seat of Issacke family later belonging to Vincents (qv
Polsue, J Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, 1872, reprinted 1974.
Listing NGR: SX2809176902
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