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Penhale Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Otterham, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6918 / 50°41'30"N

Longitude: -4.5972 / 4°35'49"W

OS Eastings: 216655

OS Northings: 91234

OS Grid: SX166912

Mapcode National: GBR N8.5LZL

Mapcode Global: FRA 1787.SZ9

Plus Code: 9C2QMCR3+P4

Entry Name: Penhale Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267639

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68780

Location: Otterham, Cornwall, PL32

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Otterham

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Otterham, Saint Juliot and Lesnewth

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SX 19 SE
3/108 Penhale Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa early C19. Local stone rubble. Cement-washed rag slate roof with
half-hipped end to right and hipped to left continuing down over the former
outbuilding. End chimney stacks with rebuilt red brick shafts.
Double depth rectangular plan. 2 principal front rooms, the parlour to the right
heated from an end stack, and the larger kitchen-hall to the left with direct entry
from the central doorway. Shallow rooms in the integral rear outshot; to the right
behind the parlour is the dairy; at the centre opposite the front doorway a small
stair hall; and to the left behind the kitchen a lobby with a back doorway and
another doorway into the integral outbuilding on the left end the full depth of the
house and with a loft above. The kitchen fireplace has ovens and backs onto the
outbuilding. The outbuilding has been converted into a kitchen and the dairy
converted into a bathroom. Added to the back of the rear lobby is a small C20
2 storeys. Almost symmetrical 2 window range. Early C19 2-light casements, 6 panes
per light, the glazing bars missing from the first floor left hand window; ground
floor left window to the former kitchen/hall is an early C19 3-light casement, 3
panes per light. Central doorway with early C19 4-panel door and stone rubble open-
fronted gabled porch with a slate roof. All the windows have wooden lintels. The
integral outbuilding lean-to (now a kitchen) to the left has a large C20 window on
the ground floor and a very small window above.
At the back a C19 2-light 6-pane stair casement window at the centre; C20 window in
the original opening to the dairy to left; and to the right a doorway to the rear
lobby with a shallow rectangular fanlight and a wider doorway into the back of the
outbuilding to the right; both doorways now within a C20 concrete block outshot.
Interior : the interior plan is intact and most of the simple C19 joinery survives
including plank doors, the door from the kitchen to stair hall is double hinged plank
door, and the simple framed staircase which has chamfered square newels and stick
balusters. The fireplaces on the ground floor have C20 grates, that on the left is
the former kitchen fireplace with ovens which are now blocked. On the first floor
there is a landing at the top of the stairs with doorways to the 4 rooms. The right
hand room has a C19 iron fire grate with a simple wooden mantelshelf.
This is a good and unspoilt example of a small farmhouse with a most interesting

Listing NGR: SX1665591234

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