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Bojorrow Farmhouse and Garden Walls to South

A Grade II Listed Building in Mawgan-in-Meneage, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.063 / 50°3'46"N

Longitude: -5.2059 / 5°12'21"W

OS Eastings: 170652

OS Northings: 23017

OS Grid: SW706230

Mapcode National: GBR Z5.23ML

Mapcode Global: VH13B.QP63

Entry Name: Bojorrow Farmhouse and Garden Walls to South

Listing Date: 22 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311382

English Heritage Legacy ID: 65278

Location: Mawgan-in-Meneage, Cornwall, TR12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Mawgan-in-Meneage

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Mawgan-in-Meneage

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


4/115 Bojorrow Farmhouse and garden walls
- to south


Farmhouse. C17, possibly earlier origins, extended in the C17, remodelled circa early
C18 and circa late C18. Dressed serpentine and elvan, some dressed granite and
rubble to ground floor, painted cob to 1st floor. Steep scantle slate roofs with half
hip at left hand (west) end, brick axial chimney towards right and brick chimney over
gable end of wing projecting forwards on right.
Overall slightly irregular L-shaped plan. Originally probably a 3 room cross passage
plan with lower end left (west), hall with front or rear lateral hearth and rear
stair turret, and unheated inner room, right. Steep bank at rear. Extended in the C17
with parlour wing built at right angles in front of right hand room. Remodelled in
the C18 including probably the following alterations: front wall of hall demolished
and rebuilt, new hearths built for hall and inner room, back to back, partly blocking
rear stair turret; rear wall of hall demolished and shallow pantry outshut added;
stair inserted between inner room and parlour, and parlour wing windows reduced in
width and most joinery and carpentry replaced including probably the roof. The lower
room, left retains a C17 ceiling and the walls are thicker than those of the hall.
2 storeys. Slightly irregular 3 window south front with gable ended wing projecting
forwards on right hand side. Doorway roughly central to fenestration and probably in
original position but jambs rebuilt C18. Doorstep with stopped rebate may be part of
one of the original jambs. C18 2-panel ledged door with lock rail removed. Shallow
C19 brick arch over. Granite lintels over ground floor window openings, the left hand
one, with groove, reused, and both openings with C19 horizontal sliding sashes.
Circa late C18 2-light casement to 1st floor left, with horizontal glazing bars only
(originally leaded between). Horned sashes with glazing bars to other 1st floor
Parlour wing has 1 window west front with doorway at far left adjoining angle, 4-
panel door with flush beaded bottom panels; blocked window opening over doorway and
very wide window openings to middle and over. Both openings partly blocked at left
when the circa early C18 horizontal sliding sashes were inserted. Each opening has a
pair of 2-light sashes with very wide internally ovolo moulded glazing bars; 8 panes
per light to taller ground floor window and 6 panes per light over, much crown
The other elevations are also unaltered since the C19 including early C18 window to
Interior: C17 chamfered ceiling beams with straight stops in the left hand (lower
end) room. Many C18 features including: bowtell moulded beams to hall and inner room;
doors with 4-panels, paired panels to middle and larger panel at top; open well
closed-string stair with column-turned balusters and moulded handrail; shaped shelves
to niches flanking parlour fireplace and coved plaster ceiling to chamber over. Roof
structure not inspected.
Garden wall to front: Rubble with dressed coping. Curved corner to south west,
entrance gateway through west wall and mounting block against outside of west wall.
The entrance is in the form of a lych gate with a stone bench at each side, the house
wall forming the back of one bench and a low coped wall for the other (south) side.
C19 wrought iron gate with finials sawn off in the C20. The mounting block has 5
dressed stone steps.
A rare C17 house virtually untouched since the C19 and with many interesting features
including the earliest examples of horizontal sliding sashes yet found in this

Listing NGR: SW7065223017

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