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A Grade II Listed Building in St. Mellion, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4717 / 50°28'18"N

Longitude: -4.2673 / 4°16'2"W

OS Eastings: 239202

OS Northings: 65996

OS Grid: SX392659

Mapcode National: GBR NQ.MMQ9

Mapcode Global: FRA 17YT.3BS

Entry Name: Crocadon

Listing Date: 21 July 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312363

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61398

Location: St. Mellion, Cornwall, PL12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Mellion

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Mellion

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


8/197 Crocadon

House, circa mid C17 extended on south west in Circa late C18 or early C19.
Stonerubble, rendered on north west of rear wing. Large granite quoins to south west
range. Cement washed scantle slate roof to rear C17 wing with hipped end on right
(north east). Front lateral stonerubble stack with stonerubble and brick shaft on
left and projecting stonerubble stack with short brick shaft on right-hand hipped
end. South west range with asbestos slate roof with half-hipped ends. Projecting
stonerubble stacks with brick shafts in half-hipped ends and also to rear in junction
with C17 range. A drawing of Crocadon in the Spoure Book of 1698 illustrates a mansion
house of overall 'E' shaped plan with projecting gabled wings and central gabled 2-storey
porch. It is possible that the existing C17 range incorporates the remains of this
mansion house with the wings and proch demolished and a 2-room range added on the
south west in the late C18 or early C19. The house was then partly remodelled and
re-orientated. The lower end of the remodelled C17 range is heated by a projecting
end stack and the hall, on the left of the entrance, heated by a front lateral projecting

2 storeys, symmetrical 3 window south west front to later range. Ground floor with
two 20-pane sashes with rendered eared architraves and mid C19 hoods. Firstfloor
with three 12-pane sashes with rendered surrounds. Entrance in circa early C20 lean-to
porch on right-hand half-hipped end. Stair window in rear wing, 30-pane sash with
thin glazing bars. Rear C17 wing; 2 storeys regular 4 window south east front. Ground
floor with 2-light casement with segmental brick arch, timber plank door in stonerubble
porch with slate hung gable end and slate roof. Timber plank door to right with brick
segmental arch and 2-light casement and dressed stone arch. First floor with four
2-light casements with glazing bars.

Interior C17 range with ceiling beams replaced. Fireplaces blocked and there are
possible remains of further early fireplace at the'higher end in the thick wall between
the C17 and late C18 range, the roof structure above the higher end was not inspected
but may possibly provide further evidence as to the evolution of the plans. In the
later 2-room range on the south-west, the left hand room (west) contains circa early
ll19 avolo panelling with dado and box cornice and 2 circa late C18 6-,panel door.
The roof structure above this later range comprises C17 oak pegged trusses with wary
collars, chamfered and lap jointed which have been cut down and re-used.

Anciently the seat of the Trevisa family. John Trevisa, Chaplain to James, 6th Baron
Berkeley was one of the earliest translaters of the Bible. Also translated Bartholomew's
iJe Proprietatibus Rerum: The Polychronicon of Ralph Higden: A treatise of all the
Acts of King Arthur. He died in 1470. On the failure of the male heirs in 1690 the
state was purchases by the Corytons. Illustration of Crocadon, Mansion House of Peter
Trevisa. , 1698 in The Spoure Book. Cornwall Record Office FS 3/93/3/132.
Kelly Directory, 1910. "
j Polsue Lakes Parochial History of the County of Cornwall 1867-73 rp 1974.

Listing NGR: SX3920265996

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