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Old Newham Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Otterham, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7075 / 50°42'26"N

Longitude: -4.5806 / 4°34'50"W

OS Eastings: 217884

OS Northings: 92935

OS Grid: SX178929

Mapcode National: GBR N8.4R7M

Mapcode Global: FRA 1796.M96

Entry Name: Old Newham Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327723

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68779

Location: Otterham, Cornwall, PL32

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Otterham

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Otterham, Saint Juliot and Lesnewth

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

OTTERHAM
SX 19 SE
Old Newham Farmhouse
3/106
II
Farmhouse and adjoining stables which have been converted into a cottage. Early to
mid C17 with C18 and C19 additions and alterations and C20 alterations. Stone rubble
and cob, the rear and lower left end faced in stone rubble and the higher right end
extension and lean-to at lower end of front built of stone rubble. Rag slate roof
with gabled ends and rag slate lean-to roof. Lower left hand projecting gable end
stack with set-offs and axial stack to left of centre both with rebuilt red brick
shafts.
Plan : 2-room and through passage plan, lower end to the left; the kitchen to the
left with a gable end stack with an oven; the larger hall to the right has an axial
stack backing onto the passage also with an oven, and the hall has a bay projecting
to the right of the front. An outshot was added probably in the C18 to the front of
the hall and passage overlapping the hall bay slightly; the outshot was extended
towards the lower end in front of the kitchen probably at the same time as the stable
with a loft above was added to the higher right hand end. Probably at this time the
eaves were raised and most of the house encased in stone. A porch was added to the
back doorway of the passage also in the C19. In the C20 the plastered stud partition
on the lower left side of the passage was removed and the stable at the higher right
end was converted into a separate dwelling.
2 storey. Long asymmetrical approximately 7 window range. The lower end , the
house, to the left has 3 C19 gabled half dormers above a lean-to outshot across the
front, to right of which is the projecting 2 storey hall bay with a slate lean-to
roof carried down from the main roof and C19 2-light casement on both floors. To
right the former stables have gabled loft doorway which is now a window, and a
gabled stone dormer to far right; ground floor doorway to left and 2 windows to right
all with C20 casements and doors.
Rear : probably C19 stone rubble porch to passage doorway and C19 single-light hall
window and smaller one above to right. No other openings in the rear wall except for
2 gabled dormers to loft over the former stables.
Interior : the lower room is the kitchen and has 2 chamfered cross-beams with run-out
stops and square section joists; the fireplace in the lower gable end has a chamfered
wooden lintel with run-out stops and a cloam oven in the left hand side. All but a
short section at the front remains of the stud partition to the left of the former
passage.
The hall is larger than the kitchen and has 2 chamfered cross-beams, one with step
stops, the other has a form of crude pyramid stop; and there is a third half beam at
the higher end of the hall; the joists have scratch mouldings. The beam over the
hall bay has a bowtell moulding. The hall bay has its probably C17 bench on all 3
sides supported on shaped bracket-like legs. The fireplace at the lower end of the
hall backs onto the former passage and has granite monolithic jambs and a large
wooden lintel with run-out stops to the chamfer; the left side of the fireplace is
open behind the jamb and has a square section wooden lintel above; the hall/passage
doorway is also on the left side of the fireplace; in the right side of the fireplace
there is an oven with an iron door. To the right of the fireplace a C20 staircase
probably replaces an earlier one in this position at the back of the hall.
Roof : the bolted trusses are formed from some old roof timbers.


Listing NGR: SX1788492935

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