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Rosecare Villa Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Gennys, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.725 / 50°43'30"N

Longitude: -4.5819 / 4°34'54"W

OS Eastings: 217861

OS Northings: 94889

OS Grid: SX178948

Mapcode National: GBR N8.3QWV

Mapcode Global: FRA 1795.6SM

Entry Name: Rosecare Villa Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312340

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67244

Location: St. Gennys, Cornwall, EX23

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Gennys

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Gennys

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 19 SE
10/35 Rosecare Villa Farmhouse


Farmhouse and outbuilding. 1720 with earlier wings and early C20 addition to left
of main range. Main range designed for himself by Mr Stacey, a slate captain.
Whitewashed rendered cob with slate roofs and rendered brick chimneys to main range
which is 3 rooms wide with rear corridor. Ground floor rooms right and centre
heated from one cob stack, later stack inserted to heat ground floor room left.
Projecting single-storey rear wings (described in 1741 as large and small kitchens)
form rear courtyard plan. Fourth side of courtyard completed by range of 1720
outbuilding with slate roof carried over on courtyard side as canopy supported by
slim slate uprights. South front of main range, now garden front, symmetrical, 2-
storey, 3-windows, hipped roof, rendering scored to imitate stone. Glazed verandah
largely C20 but retaining 2 cast iron columns from early C19 design. 2nd, probably
C19, entrance to ground floor room left. Windows 12-pane sashes with shutters.
Interior has good fireplaces and retains most of its slate floors. Saddlery to
rear of ground floor left. C20 entrance porch into east end of corridor. Rear
wing right has circa C17 slatestone fireplace with broad fireplace beam. Rear wing
left has partially blocked fireplace with fireplace beam. Rear outbuilding has
small room at east end previously used for apothecary's shop and as rent window.
Intact pantry at west end of rear outbuilding has slate-topped benches and and
table. North side of rear outbuilding ingeniously constructed of bolted slates
below overlapping boards. Bolted slate garden wall. Rear courtyard partially
cobbled. Stacey's designs for ambitious ornamental gardens apparently not
completed, plans at Rosecare Villa Farm.

Listing NGR: SX1786194889

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