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Sethnoe Farmhouse, Front Garden Walls and Adjoining Outbuildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Breage, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1087 / 50°6'31"N

Longitude: -5.3267 / 5°19'36"W

OS Eastings: 162234

OS Northings: 28480

OS Grid: SW622284

Mapcode National: GBR FX7D.6W8

Mapcode Global: VH132.MJBJ

Plus Code: 9C2P4M5F+F8

Entry Name: Sethnoe Farmhouse, Front Garden Walls and Adjoining Outbuildings

Listing Date: 26 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311696

English Heritage Legacy ID: 65708

ID on this website: 101311696

Location: Breage, Cornwall, TR13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Breage

Built-Up Area: Breage

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Breage with Godolphin and Ashton

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Tagged with: Agricultural structure

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7/190 Sethnoe Farmhouse, front garden
walls and adjoining outbuildings


Farmhouse, front garden walls and gate piers and adjoining outbuildings. C17 or
earlier, largely rebuilt in the C18, extended in the C19, with farm buildings, and
incorporating C17 and possibly earlier fragments. The house is dressed coursed
granite and elvan and granite and elvan rubble with dressed granite quoins, cills,
jambstones and lintels, painted at the rear. The outbuildings are granite and killas
rubble with dressed quoins, jambstones and lintels. Fairly steep heavily grouted
scantle slate roof with some C17 crested clay ridge tiles over the right hand part
with half-hipped end. Large brick stacks over gable end left and towards right over
cross wall; lateral brick chimney shaft over roughly middle of the front wall. Cast-
iron ogee gutters.
Double depth plan with shallow projecting integral outshut behind the left hand side
heightened in the C19; farm buildings adjoin at right angles front of the right hand
side and rear of the right hand end, the rear wing adjoining a long range of farm
buildings running parallel to the rear of the house and extending to the right. The
house is a C18 and C19 remodelling and probably mostly rebuilding of a probably C17
house; now with large living room left of the present through passage, a small room
or vestibule, right of the entrance; parlour on the right; outbuilding far right,
formerly part of the house (said to have large fireplace) and service rooms behind.
There is evidence for a doorway right of the present doorway and a blocked doorway
behind the right hand part.
2 storeys. Irregular overall 4-window north-east front. The front wall is of
several periods: probably C18 dressed coarsed almost ashlar left of the doorway;
coarsed dressed stone probably C17 to the outbuilding front, far right, and rubble,
partly coarsed, between. Straight joint with irregular dressed granite quoins
between the house and the outbuildings is probably C18. The doorway with 4-panel
top-glazed door is left of middle of the house front; small window opening just right
of the doorway is in the original C18 doorway position. Wide window openings left
and over are C18, the first floor window is an C18 18-pane 2-light horizontal sliding
sash and the later 3-light horizontal sash to the ground floor opening is over a
heightened sill. 4-pane sash right of the doorway and circa early C19 16-pane
hornless sash over (probably the date of the doorway alteration); 12-pane hornless
sash right of the lateral chimney and glazed door in former window opening farther to
the right; circa early C19 16-pane hornless sash over. The outbuilding front has
wide first floor window opening with a fixed casement but the ground floor is
concealed by a C19 piggery at right angles to the front.
At the rear, over the blocked doorway, is a reused flat chamfered C17 lintel. Two 4-
pane sashes otherwise C20 windows. There is a shuttered hatch to a cellar of
basement in the projecting outshut.
Interior not inspected.
Low C19 garden wall adjoins the left hand side at right angles to the front: coursed,
dressed granite with granite coping surmounted by wrought-iron railings with spear-
head finials; gabled granite monolith gate piers and original wrought-iron gate with
swagged top rail.
The outbuildings are mostly C19 and incorporate some C17 dressed stone including
fragments of mullioned windows. The part adjoining the right hand end of the house
as a lean-to and continuing as a wing at the rear may be C18. This lean-to is a
piggery with doorway facing away from the house; extended in a similar way in the C19
to the front. The buildings parallel to the rear of the house are built partly cut
into the slope at the rear and the fronts face the same direction as the farmhouse.
The roofs, where still covered in scantle slate, are hipped. The barn behind the
right hand side of the house has stone steps within the courtyard and first floor
loading doorway. The part projecting to the right. beyond the farmhouse has ground
floor doorways, a first floor winnowing doorway with doorway in rear wall opposite
linked to the bank by a stone ramp. Window right of the doorway and former window
left later built against and pigeon holes under the eaves between. Adjoining the
right hand side with front slightly set back is another bank barn with a lower roof
line. Ground floor openings only to the front, doorways with windows between.
Access to the loft by a rear doorway linked to the bank by a ramp rebuilt in the C20.
On the far right is a single storey building with 3 openings to the front and later
outshut at the rear. Corrugated asbestos roof.
Linked to the front of the garden with garden wall adjoining at the rear left and
piggery adjoining at rear right is a former cottage and former cartshed. The cottage
(now with monopitch corrugated iron roof) is a 2 room plan with nearly central
doorway to the front and a small window on either side. The openings are spanned by
reused C17 chamfered granite fragments.
There was formerly a stone in the churchyard wall to a member of the Coade family of
Sethnoe is one of the best farmhouses in the parish, hardly altered since the C19,
retaining much C18 fabric, and sufficent of the C17 to indicate its former quality
and importance.

Listing NGR: SW6223428480

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