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Meledor Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3568 / 50°21'24"N

Longitude: -4.9152 / 4°54'54"W

OS Eastings: 192734

OS Northings: 54833

OS Grid: SW927548

Mapcode National: GBR ZP.NN4L

Mapcode Global: FRA 08L3.2YH

Plus Code: 9C2Q934M+PW

Entry Name: Meledor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 January 1952

Last Amended: 20 December 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327463

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71456

Location: St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall, PL26

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Stephen-in-Brannel

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Stephen-in-Brannel

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Farmhouse. Circa late C16 - early C17; addition to rear probably of C18, with
alterations of mid - late C19 and C20 alterations. Granite rubble and cob; the front
in squared granite rubble with granite dressings. Asbestos slate roof with ridge
tiles and gable ends. Gable end stack to left with granite shaft with cornice and
shaped top. Front lateral stack to right, in squared granite, on chamfered plinth,
with moulded string course, cornice and stone bellcote with crocketed pinnacle.
Plan: What survives is the inner room, hall and passage of a former 3-room and
through passage plan house. The lower end room would have been to right and has been
demolished, probably in the C19. The passage doorway is blocked at the front and the
rear, The hall is heated from a lateral stack and has a hall bay at the front, to
the left of the stack. Internally, the hall has been partitioned, with one small
room to left, with the front entrance through a C19 doorway inserted in the hall bay,
and a second small room occupying the right end of the hall and the former passage,
which has no partition wall remaining. The inner room is to end left, heated from a
gable end stack. Along the whole of the rear is an outshut of one storey and loft,
probably of circa late C17 with C19 alterations; this contains two rooms, unheated to
right and heated to left from a stack in an axial position.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical 3-window front, with the hall bay and the external
stack on a chamfered plinth. The passage doorway is to right, with a granite step,
blocked in squared granite; the doorway has 2-centred arch with wave mouldings
and a grotesque mask above the apex of the arch, imposts and moulded jambs. To left,
there is a C19 12-pane sash at ground and first floor, with granite voussoirs at
ground floor. The external hall stack is to left, with the hall bay; this has C19
half-glazed door inserted at ground floor with cambered stone arch, C19 12-pane sash
above. The inner room is to left; ground floor has 4-light granite window, hollow-
chamfered with roll-mouldings to the jambs and lintel, each light of 10-panes with 3-
centred arches and recessed spandrels. At first floor a C19 12-pane sash with
granite lintel with vestigial ogee carving. The left gable end is rendered; blind.
The right gable end has C20 plate-glass window with cambered brick arch at ground and
first floor. To right, the outshut has 6-pane window at ground floor and C20 window
at first floor. At the rear, the roof over the outshut forms a catslide with the
main roof, with gabled dormer to left and two stacks. At ground floor there are
three C20 windows and C20 porch to right.
Interior: Not fully accessible at time of survey; the roof is said to have been
completely replaced, with no original trusses surviving. The house may originally
have had an open hall, with the hall bay and front lateral stack inserted, but there
is no surviving internal evidence. The original hall has been partitioned, with C19
straight stair inserted to rear and the front lateral fireplace blocked. C19 ceiling
beans. A C20 fireplace has been inserted at the rear to right. The inner room has
blocked gable end fireplace. There are no solid masonry walls at ground floor.
There is evidence for the position of a passage doorway to rear.

Listing NGR: SW9273454833

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