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Whimple Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Calstock, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5112 / 50°30'40"N

Longitude: -4.2052 / 4°12'18"W

OS Eastings: 243741

OS Northings: 70261

OS Grid: SX437702

Mapcode National: GBR NS.K5PP

Mapcode Global: FRA 272Q.3JS

Entry Name: Whimple Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311666

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60866

Location: Calstock, Cornwall, PL18

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Calstock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Calstock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 47 SW
2/121 Whimple Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa early C17, with alterations and addition dated 1670 ; additions of
the mid and later C19 and C20 alterations. Slatestone rubble, rendered and painted,
with granite dressings. Slate roof with ridge tiles and gable ends ; gable end
stacks, with brick shaft to left and rendered shaft to right, rear lateral stack in
Plan: 3-room and through passage plan, with the lower end room to right, hall and
inner room to left. The lower end room is heated from a gable end stack. The hall
is heated from a rear lateral stack and the inner room from a gable end stack. There
is a stair tower to the rear of the hall, and a stair tower to the rear of the lower
end room, the latter probably an addition of the later C17. In 1670, the porch was
added to the front of the passage, probably originally gabled and with a full upper
chamber ; there is a truncated hood mould to the window at ground floor to right,
showing that the porch was added after the first build. Probably at about the same
time, a small addition of 2 storeys and one-room plan was added to the rear of the
inner room, unheated and possibly originally used as a dairy with loft over.
Slightly later, a small barn was added to the rear of the dairy, built into the bank
at the outer side. Probably in the mid C19, a second barn was added to the rear of
the dairy range with a cart shed at the end, enclosing the left side of the rear
yard. About the same time, a small 2-storey barn was added to the right side of the
lower room. Probably later in the C19 a 2-storey lean-to was added to the rear,
between the 2 stair towers and enclosing the rear lateral stack to the hall and the
rear doorway to the passage. A further single storey lean-to was added to the rear
of this. Probably in mid C20, the partition wall was removed between the hall and
the inner room ; each side of the passage has a C19 panelled screen.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical 4-window front. The porch has a pitched roof, with
single light to right and left at upper level ; ground floor has chamfered granite
lancet to right ; the front doorway is in granite, with 4-centred arch, roll-moulded
with scroll-carved flat stops and hood mould, datestone over ; C19 door with battens
and strap hinges. The upper end to left has two 3-light C20 casements at ground and
first floor with central C20 window at first floor. The lower end to right has a 4-
light chamfered granite window at ground floor, with king mullion remaining,
stoolings for other mullions and C20 casements, truncated hood mould. C20 2-light
casement to right. First floor has similar 3-light chamfered granite window with
stoolings for mullions and C20 casements, and hood mould. Attached to right is a
lower 2-storey barn with C20 2-light casement at ground and first floor. The right
end has a half-hipped roof to the barn. At the left end is an external stack ; built
into the bank. The dairy addition has a ground floor 2-light casement and first
floor 2-light casement with granite cill. The first barn is built into the bank,
with a door and a small single light in chamfered granite surround. At the end of
the dairy range is the later C19 barn and cart shed ; the inner side of the barn has
half-hipped roof, with external steps to door with flat stone arch. Attached to the
end of the barn an open-fronted cart shed, of 3 bays, with plain granite piers
supporting the roof and a gable end. The rear of this barn has double doors with
timber lintel, and 2 ventilation slits at upper ground level. The gable end of the
barn is at the outer side, with double doors. At the inner side, the dairy range has
single unglazed window in chamfered granite surround, and 2-light casement at first
floor. The inner side of the early barn has a chamfered ventilation slit and door,
with 2-light window above. There is a joint visible between the dairy and the inner
room. The barn and the dairy have a continous C18 roof. The rear of the main house
has at the lower end a chamfered granite 2-light window, only jambs and cill
remaining, with C20 casements. The lower end stair tower has pitched roof, with 2-
light chamfered granite window at ground floor with dripstone ; single light at first
floor. Of the hall stair tower, only a 2-light casement at first floor is visible,
and a door at ground floor. Between the towers, a 2-storey lean-to, with a further
C20 single storey lean-to with door and 2 windows. The rear of the barn attached to
the lower end has 2 C20 doors and C20 casement at ground and first floor.
Interior: The hall and the inner room are now one room, with roughly hewn ceiling
beams. The gable end fireplace has moulded granite jambs and lintel, re-positioned,
with a timber lintel above ; the granite lintel has vestigial ogee, with roundel.
Stone floor. The rear lateral fireplace to the hall is rebuilt in C20. The stair
tower to the rear of the hall has a C19 dog-leg stair. In the through passage, there
is a panelled C19 screen to each side. The front doorway has flat granite lintel,
chamfered with pyramid stops to jambs. Stone floor. The lower end room has blocked
gable end fireplace and C19 ceiling beams.

Listing NGR: SX4374170261

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