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Much in Little

A Grade II Listed Building in Trevalga, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6787 / 50°40'43"N

Longitude: -4.7171 / 4°43'1"W

OS Eastings: 208134

OS Northings: 90081

OS Grid: SX081900

Mapcode National: GBR N3.6D5G

Mapcode Global: FRA 1708.VGZ

Plus Code: 9C2QM7HM+F5

Entry Name: Much in Little

Listing Date: 20 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267236

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68906

Location: Trevalga, Cornwall, PL35

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Trevalga

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Trevalga

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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1/244 Much-in-Little
Cottage. Possibly C17. Slate stone rubble, partly rendered. Bitumen coated rag
slate roof with gable ends and projecting stone rubble stack on right hand gable
end. Plan: 1 room plan; entrance on left through a circa C19 porch which has been
partly remodelled in the C20. The ground floor room is heated by a gable end stack
on right and the C19 newel stair to the first floor is situated on the left hand
side of the fireplace, rising in a quarter turn. A blocked door in the left hand
side wall originally gave access to the adjoining house on left, qv Rose Cottage.
It is possible that the rear wall of Rose Cottage may have originally been part
of a further room belonging to Much-in-Little. However, the straight joint between
these 2 cottages suggest that this was possibly an early extension, possibly of
the late C17, rather than part of the original plan.
Two storeys. Regular single window front. The virca C19 porch on left has been
partly remodelled in the C20 and was considerably overgrown at time of inspection.
C19 2-light horizontal sliding sash on right and 9-pane top-hung casement on first
floor in half dormer with raking roof. Stone rubble single storey lean-to outshot
on rear.
Interior: Slate flag floor. The roughly cut ceiling beams have a slight chamfer
and the floor boards where visible, are very wide suggesting an earlier C18 date.
The deep fireplace has a cloam oven with clay door and a charred timber lintel which
is partly obscured by a C19 mantle shelf. Shallow stone sink with probably blocked
drainhole in rear wall, directly opposite entrance on left. Blocked door through
to Rose Cottage on left is partly blocked by a cupboard. The timber newel stair,
possibly C19, rises from the front left hand side of the fireplace in a quarter
turn, to the unpartitioned room above. Roof: the 2-bay roof structure is circa
C18; the principals are halved, lapped and probablypegged at the apex, the joint
obscured by two later inserted timber ties. The collar was originally lapped and
pegged onto the face of the principals, the pegs replaced with bolts. The purlins
rest on the back of the principals and support roughtly cut common rafters, some
replaced. There is evidence to suggest that the eaves have been raised. The roof
timbers appear to be slightly blackened although this is more likely to have been
the result of a smoking chimney or dark staining rather than an open hearth. A
second truss has been inserted on the left hand side of the central truss.
Much-in-Little is a picturesque and unaltered cottage with a particularly
interesting and rare surviving 1-room-plan.

Listing NGR: SX0813490081

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