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Leigh Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Quethiock, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4534 / 50°27'12"N

Longitude: -4.3425 / 4°20'33"W

OS Eastings: 233802

OS Northings: 64131

OS Grid: SX338641

Mapcode National: GBR NM.NSGB

Mapcode Global: FRA 17SV.Q15

Entry Name: Leigh Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312588

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61324

Location: Quethiock, Cornwall, PL12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Quethiock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Quethiock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


12/125 Leigh Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Circa C17, remodelled and extended in early mid C19. Local slate rubble
with some granite dressings. Rear of lower end rendered. Dry slate roof with
gabled ends, lower left end has lower pitched hipped roof with slightly lower ridge
and higher eaves. Stone rubble chimney stacks, heightened in brick.
The original house was a 3-room and through passage plan with a rear lateral stack
heating hall, and a gable end stack heating inner room and possibly the chamber
above. An unheated wing was added at the front of the higher end probably in C18
which is now the dairy. In circa early mid C19 the lower end was rebuilt with a
double depth plan (with a two-span hipped roof) projecting at rear, the lower end of
which is a stable with loft above.
Two storeys. Long range with through passage doorway near centre with C19 plank door.
To right another C19 plank door has been inserted into hall with two C19 2-light
casements above with glazing bars. To left of passage a tall 18-pane stair sash and
16-pane sash on each floor, all with segmental stone arches. To far left at lower
end the stables with doorway blocked ground floor window and left door above. At the
higher end to right, the projecting dairy wing with gable end and short narrow wing
on inner face at end of wing and open-fronted shelter in space between.
At the rear a large lateral hall stack with slated set-offs three-light hall casement
to left and two-light casement to inner roof to far left and similar casements above,
all C19. To right of stack the lower end projecting with late C19 sash windows and
rear doorway to passage with plank door and C20 open porch.
Interior: through passage survives although now is rebuilt lower end. The hall has
rear lateral fireplace with hollow-chamfered cambered granite lintel and jambs
the fireplace appear to have been widened and the jambs moved outward. Apart from
this fireplace the house has been largely remodelled in early to mid C19 since when
it has been little altered arid much of the early to mid 019, joinery survives including
panelled doors and a dog-leg staircase in the lower end which has stack balusters
arid a moulded handrail ramped up to turned newels. The dairy wing is coiiplete with
a slate table arid shelves around the walls. The through passage retains its slate

Listing NGR: SX3380264131

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