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Latitude: 50.0806 / 50°4'50"N
Longitude: -5.1855 / 5°11'7"W
OS Eastings: 172199
OS Northings: 24918
OS Grid: SW721249
Mapcode National: GBR Z6.C2YX
Mapcode Global: FRA 080S.ZLF
Plus Code: 9C2P3RJ7+6R
Entry Name: Gear Farmhouse and Garden Wall to Front
Listing Date: 22 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1266018
English Heritage Legacy ID: 423217
Location: St. Martin-in-Meneage, Cornwall, TR12
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
SW 72 SW ST MARTIN
4/220 Gear Farmhouse and garden wall to
Farmhouse. C18, extended circa late C19. Painted rubble with dressed granite quoins
and jambs, wooden lintels to original part and granite lintels to C19 part; slate
sills. Scantle slate roofs part grouted, part slurried; C18 or earlier handmade
crested ridge tiles over C18 part. Tall brick chimney over original hipped side wall
left and brick chimneys over gable ends of C19 extension right and gable end of rear
Originally a T-shaped plan of 2 rooms hall/kitchen left and parlour right with cross
passage between leading to stair in central rear lean-to stair projection. Cob-walled
pantry outshut, with chamber partly in roof space over, at rear of parlour may also
be C18. Extended circa late C19 with slightly taller wing on right of parlour and
with service wing at right angles behind, possibly apple store.
2 storeys. Overall 4 window south-west front: 2 window originally symmetrical 2
window C18 front with central doorway, left, and taller regular 2 window C19 front
right. The C18 part has circa early C19 16-pane hornless sashes to 1st floor openings
and C20 casements to ground floor openings. The right hand window opening has been
widened in the C20. The door and open gabled porch are also C20. The C19 front has
original 4-pane horned sashes.
The rear is little altered and has old sashes and casements.
Interior has some C18 features including bowtell moulded beams in the kitchen; closed
string dog leg stair with balusters boarded in; some original panelling adjoining the
stair and some 3-panel doors. The flush beaded panelling at the left hand side of the
passage is circa early C19 and the simple pine muntin and plank partition on the
right is dated 1894.
Rubble wall surround shallow rectangular garden to front, pair of granite gate piers
in front of doorway.
This house has survived little altered on all sides since the C19 and the rear is as
attractive as the front.
Listing NGR: SW7219924918
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