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Trethowel Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Kea, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2436 / 50°14'37"N

Longitude: -5.0454 / 5°2'43"W

OS Eastings: 182958

OS Northings: 42618

OS Grid: SW829426

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.YPWB

Mapcode Global: FRA 08BD.06W

Entry Name: Trethowel Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310984

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63408

Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Kea

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Kea

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


2/122 Trethowel Farmhouse


Farmhouse and adjoining garden walls to north and north west. Circa late C18.
Slatestone rubble walls with stuccoed front. Asbestos slate roof, half-hipped to
left (north east) with brick chimneys over sides wall, left, gable end right, and
over half-hip of corrugated iron roofed wing to rear.
Plan of 2-rooms flanking central stair with service wing at right angles to rear of
north east end, formerly with farm building attached to south west end of house but
demolished circa 1960s.
2 storeys. Nearly symmetrical 3-window north west front. Doorway slightly off-
centre to right with open pediment doorcase with modillion brackets. Round-arched
opening rises into tympanum. Door has 6 fielded panels and integral 8-panes
overlight. Window openings have slate sills and keyed cambered arches. All original
hornless sashes with much crown glass. Ground floor windows are taller with 16-pane
sashes and first floor has 8-pane sashes. Paired eaves brackets support original
wooden launder.
Rear wing has original wide tripartite sashes. Timber lintels. Wide 4-light window,
lighting stair, returns with 1 light to rear wall. Straight joint under suggests
that stair window was taller and that wing must be slightly later. 4-panel door
under middle lights of window. Cast iron ogee gutters.
Interior is very intact with original 6-panel doors with fielded panels,
architraves, window shutters and plaster ceilings. Front rooms have moulded cornices
and bands. Open-well stair has stick balusters with plinths.
First floor rooms and roof structures not inspected but roof over wing is said to be
of much cruder construction with partly hewn timber.
Slate coped rubble wall adjoins north corner and returns parallel to front of house
as low coped wall surmounted by hooped wrought iron railings. Central gateway with
dressed granite piers and single-braced iron gate hung for self-closing.

Listing NGR: SW8295842618

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