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Penrose Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Blisland, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5199 / 50°31'11"N

Longitude: -4.6928 / 4°41'34"W

OS Eastings: 209204

OS Northings: 72362

OS Grid: SX092723

Mapcode National: GBR N4.JLD6

Mapcode Global: FRA 171P.CKH

Entry Name: Penrose Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311744

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67315

Location: Blisland, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Blisland

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Blisland

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 07 SE
8/24 Penrose Farmhouse

House. Circa late C17 or early C18. Stone rubble with granite dressings including
granite qouins, string course, window cills and window and doorway arches. Slate
hung with rag slates above first floor on front. Stone rubble end stacks with brick
shafts and stone rubble end stack to rear wing with granite string and brick shaft.
Plan: 2 room and wide through passage plan, the stair on the right handside of the
passage. The larger left hand room was probably the kitchen and has a service room
behind in a shallower parallel range of 1 room plan : the smaller right hand room was
probably the parlour originally with a cellar below which has an entrance at the
lower ground level of the right end.
Exterior: 2 storeys, attic and cellar. Almost symmetrical 3 window front with
moulded granite string above ground floor and slate hanging. Original window
openings with cambered granite arches and granite cills with 16-pane sashes replaced
in late C20. Doorway to right of centre has late C20 6-panel door and rectangular
overlight in original door opening with cambered stone arch. At the rear the central
late C20 stair window replaces an early C18 sash with small panes: and a large gabled
dormer above with a 1985/6 gothic window which replaces the C19 original of similar
design. A short parallel back range to right has a moulded eaves cornice.
Interior: wide hall with granite flags. C18 stair on right hand side with closed
string, turned balusters and deep unmoulded handrail. Stair gate with ramped top
rail. Room to right has circa late C17 plaster ceiling with central quatrefoil motif
and moulded cornice. Left hand room has large fireplace with roughly coursed granite
jambs and chamfered timber lintel.
Roof structure not inspected.
An especially fine house in picturesque setting.

Listing NGR: SX0920472362

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