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Carkeen Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Teath, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5884 / 50°35'18"N

Longitude: -4.7306 / 4°43'50"W

OS Eastings: 206811

OS Northings: 80076

OS Grid: SX068800

Mapcode National: GBR N2.D8PB

Mapcode Global: FRA 07ZH.WCL

Plus Code: 9C2QH7Q9+9Q

Entry Name: Carkeen Farmhouse

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311549

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68579

ID on this website: 101311549

Location: St Teath, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Teath

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Teath

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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4/139 Carkeen Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Circa early C17, remodelled in circa early C18 and extended in mid C19.
Stone rubble and cob. Rag slate roof with gable ends and catslide over rear outshot
extensions. Projecting stone rubble end stacks with brick shafts and brick axial
stack backing onto passage near centre. Stone rubble end stack with brick shaft in
rear outshot on left.
Plan: Original plan uncertain. The ground slopes down to the right (east) and the
house faces south. Possibly originally a three room and through passage plan with
large hall kitchen to left where the ground rises up. To the right where the ground
slopes down, the small central room is heated by an axial stack which backs onto the
passage and the larger right hand room is heated by an end stack. In circa late C17
or early C18 the house was remodelled and extended ; back kitchen was added to the
rear of the higher left hand room on west, a stair was added to the rear of the
passage, possibly in the position of an earlier stair turret and service rooms were
added to the rear of the central and right hand lower room on east. A corridor
provided access between the rear service rooms and central front room to the larger
room on right. Further single storey outshots added across rear in circa early C19.
Exterior : 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window south front. C19 tripartite hornless
sash to left, C20 gabled stone rubble porch with part glazed door, early C19 12-pane
hornless sash lighting central room and horned C19 16-pane sash to right. First
floor with C19 20-pane horned sash on left, 12-pane horned sash and 20-pane sash to
right. Rear elevation with roof sweeping down in catslide over single storey rear
outshot extensions.
Interior: particularly complete with early C18 joinery. Large hall kitchen to left
has at least 3 circa C17 unstopped chamfered ceiling beams, the fireplace has been
partly blocked but the timber lintel is visible. Back stair to right of fireplace,
remodelled in late C19 and C20. Steps down from passage to lower rooms on right ;
central room has complete circa early C18 raised and fielded panelling with moulded
cornice. Chimney-piece replaced in circa early C19. Right hand room has circa early
C18 raised and fielded panelling on the east gable end wall with shaped shelves to
the china cupboards which flank a bolection moulded chimney-piece which has been
altered in the C20. Wall to rear of central and right hand rooms replaced with
timber partition when the house was extended to the rear in the circa early C18.
Early C18 closed string stair with deep moulded rail, square newels with moulded caps
and turned balusters on square bases. Central room on first floor has raised and
fielded panelling with circa late C17 or early C18 hinges to cupboard door and circa
early C19 chimney-piece. Almost complete C18 2-panel doors with raised and fielded
Roof structure not accessible although the front range appears to have at least one
truss with a chamfered straight collar.
Particularly interesting house with unusual plan and survival of early C18 joinery.

Listing NGR: SX0681180076

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