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Trekenning House

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Columb Major, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4226 / 50°25'21"N

Longitude: -4.9425 / 4°56'33"W

OS Eastings: 191080

OS Northings: 62222

OS Grid: SW910622

Mapcode National: GBR ZN.6DZ2

Mapcode Global: FRA 07JY.48V

Plus Code: 9C2QC3F4+2X

Entry Name: Trekenning House

Listing Date: 12 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327377

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71179

Location: St. Columb Major, Cornwall, TR8

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Columb Major

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Columb Major

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Farmhouse, now house. Probably:mid C17 origin, considerably enlarged and remodelled
circa early C18, with C19 alterations and additions and C20 alterations. Stone
rubble, rendered at the front, with granite dressings. Scantle slate roof, partly
slurried; some asbestos slate; ridge tiles, some gable ends and some hipped roofs.
Gable end stacks and axial stacks with rendered shafts.
Plan: The original house was probably on a different axis, but the original plan is
not clear. In the early C18, the house was remodelled to create a symmetrical front,
with an entrance through a portico and with a gable over the portico, which may
indicate the axis of the original house. This created a central entrance hall with
stair to rear and one large room to front right and left. Service wing to rear left.
Circa mid - late C19 a large one-room plan addition was made at the right end, and
the house was remodelled internally in Gothic style.
Exterior: 2 storeys, symmetrical 2:1:2 bays; all windows are C20 casements. Central
granite Doric portico with cornice annd blocking courses; C20 plank door. 5-light,
single, and 2-light window arranged symmetrically to right and left at ground floor,
with first floor windows arranged 5, 2, 1, 2, 5 and 5 lights. Modillion cornice with
small central gable with a rendered stack rising from the apex of the gable. Set
back to right is the C19 addition, also with modillion cornice, with 5-light window
at ground and first floor.
The left end has external stack with 4 square pigeon holes to right, C19 16-pane sash
at first floor to left. Rear wing of one-room plan, probably of early C18; this has
ground floor 8-pane light with granite voussoirs, and first floor C18 12-pane sash
with timber lintel. Attic has horizontal 9-pane sash. Straight joint to the C19
kitchen wing to left, with door and 16-pane sash at ground and first floor. Late C19
single storey dairy attached to end left. The right end has C20 French window, with
C20 window to right and left, 3 C20 windows at first floor. Modillion cornice
returned. The rear of the main range has 3 hipped roofs over the rear rooms. The
central block contains an C18 stair, lit by a 15-pane sash with segmental arch,
hipped dormer above with 6-pane casement. 3-light C20 window at ground and first
floor to left.
Interior: The stair hall has an early C18 open-well stair, with turned and knopped
balusters, and moulded handrail. The room to rear left retains one wall with early
C18 fielded panelling. The entrance hall and some of the first floor rooms were
remodelled in circa mid C19 with Gothic pointed arched doors. Some C18 2-panelled
doors survive. In the roof, there are two trusses of C17, in the range over the
entrance hall running from front to rear; these have cambered collars halved to the
principal rafters, roughly hewn.

Listing NGR: SW9108062222

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