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Latitude: 50.366 / 50°21'57"N
Longitude: -4.9901 / 4°59'24"W
OS Eastings: 187448
OS Northings: 56068
OS Grid: SW874560
Mapcode National: GBR ZK.P0FD
Mapcode Global: FRA 08F2.HRC
Entry Name: Pencorse Manor
Listing Date: 7 January 1952
Last Amended: 12 May 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1311856
English Heritage Legacy ID: 71312
Location: St. Enoder, Cornwall, TR8
Civil Parish: St. Enoder
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Enoder
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 85 NE
11/311 Pencorse Manor
(formerly listed as Pencorse House)
Farmhouse, now house. Probably late C16 - early C17; remodelled in C18 and C19, with
the left end removed and replaced circa early - mid C19. Some C20 alterations.
Granite rubble with some granite ashlar and granite dressings. The front slope of
the roof is in scantle slate, the rest slate; the roof is hipped, with end stack to
right with rubble shaft and shaped top.
Plan: L-shaped on plan; 3-room plan front range with a rear wing of one-room plan to
right. The room to right is all that remains of a formerly larger house. The room
to right is heated from a stack at the right end, and appears to have had a passage
at the left end, probably divided by a screen partition. In circa early C18, a stair
was inserted to rear right of this room, and the left end rebuilt. A rear wing of
one-room plan was added to rear right. In circa early - mid C19, an addition was
made at the left end. This is of 2-room plan, with one room to front and one to
rear, and with a staircase at the inner side; this formed a garden front at the left
Exterior: The front is 2-storey, asymmetrical, with the bays of the earlier building
slightly advanced to right, in granite ashlar. In the bays to right, there is a C19
round-arched 2-light casement with hood mould remaining above from a formerly larger
window aperture. An ovolo-moulded granite jamb remains, the C19 window being deeper
than the C17 window. There is a single light remaining of a chamfered granite window
to left, with ovolo-moulded surround and truncated hood mould. At first floor there
is a C20 12-pane sash. To left is a studded plank door with cambered arch and
dripstone, set in moulded wooden frame; this may be in the position of the original
entrance to the passage, but is probably re-set. There are 4 bays to left, with four
12-pane sashes at first floor, ground floor has large 12-pane sash and 3-light
granite mullioned window, rebuilt circa C19 with hood mould. All sashes of C19.
The right end has a C19 mullion and transom window lighting the stair. C20 single
light at first floor to left. Single storey and loft lean-to of C19 to right with
6-panelled door and C20 windows. The rear wing to right has a stack with brick
The left side is a 2-storey symmetrical 3-window front; all windows are 12-pane
sashes with cambered arches, of early C19; central C20 glazed door with cambered
arch. At the rear, the main range is set on a cellar. First floor has one single
casement and two 2-light casements, of C19; ground floor has two 2-light casements.
To right, there is a 10-pane light to the stair in early C19 range, with glazed C20
door to left. There is a straight joint to left, with the upper level of the wall in
rendered cob, with a C19 2-light casement at ground and first floor.
Interior: The early C19 range to left has the partition wall removed between the two
rooms and the staircase; the stair is a tight open-well, with stick balusters and
wreathed handrail. In the early range to right, the staircase to rear right is a
dog-leg, of circa early C18, with turned balusters, moulded handrail, and ramped dado
panelling. The window over this staircase retains a wooden lintel with scroll stops.
At first floor, the main range has been divided, with a central corridor running from
right to left, and rooms to front and rear; one of these rooms to rear retains an
early C18 2-panelled door. At ground floor in the main room to right, there is a
fireplace at the right end, reconstructed of C17 granite moulded fragments. This
room also retains beams which are chamfered and scroll stopped. In the roof, over
the range to front right, there are 2 early trusses remaining, with roughly hewn
principal rafters, and cambered collars which are dovetailed and pegged to the
principals. One later C17 truss partly survives, with collar halved and pegged to
Listing NGR: SW8744856068
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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