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Latitude: 50.5451 / 50°32'42"N
Longitude: -4.6951 / 4°41'42"W
OS Eastings: 209146
OS Northings: 75174
OS Grid: SX091751
Mapcode National: GBR N3.H5S6
Mapcode Global: FRA 171M.JNW
Entry Name: De Lank Farmhouse
Listing Date: 11 November 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1327880
English Heritage Legacy ID: 67477
Location: St. Breward, Cornwall, PL30
Civil Parish: St. Breward
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Breward
Church of England Diocese: Truro
ST BREWARD LOWER LANK
SX 07 NE
5/209 De Lank Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa late C16, possibly with earlier origins. Extended in mid to late
C19 for W H Pole-Carew of Anthony (See Maclean). Earlier range of local stone and
granite rubble with dressed granite quoins. Slate roof with gable ends. Granite
parapet coping on left hand gable end. Ashlar granite end stacks with moulded
granite caps. Parallel range to rear of snecked and ashlar granite with higher slate
roof with gable ends and ashlar granite end stacks.
Plan: Earlier range of 2 room and through passage plan. Built along slope with
ground sloping down gently to left. Lower left hand room is larger and is heated by
end stack and has what may be the remains of stair a turret in cupboard to rear
towards higher end of the room. Higher right hand room heated by rear lateral stack,
the shaft removed and originally with newel stair, now removed. Passage flanked by
thick walls, the right hand wall on the higher side continuing up to the apex.
Chamber above right hand room originally heated by circa late C16 gable end stack,
the fireplace now blocked. The roof structure was not accessible at time of survey
(1986) although the trusses above the left hand room appear to have been replaced in
the C19. In circa late C19 a parallel range was added to the rear with a 2 room and
central entrance plan, heated by end stacks with a wide central entrance hall.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Earlier range has an asymmetrical 3 window front. Entrance to
right of centre. To left, two 1-light windows with chamfered granite surrounds flank
a 3-light mullion window with hoodmould. Circa late C19 ashlar granite porch with
square-headed chamfered granite inner doorframe. Small 2-light mullion window and 3-
light mullion window with hoodmould to right. 3 gabled dormers on first floor, with
chamfered granite surrounds to 2-light mullion windows, the central mullion removed.
Rear elevation; Circa late C19 range has a regular 3-window front with 2 wide 3-light
casements with granite surrounds and central gabled porch with plank door. 3 gabled
half dormers on first floor.
Interior: Earlier range has chamfered granite doorframes with diagonal stops into
right and left hand rooms and chamfered granite segmental arched doorframe with
hoodmould to original rear door. Wavy chamfered ceiling beams in lower left hand room
and passage with straight cut stops and plaster ceiling in right hand room. End
fireplace on left with segmental granite arch and hollow chamfered jambs. Rear
lateral fireplace on right with chamfered granite lintel and jambs with diagonal
stops and remains of cloam oven. Chamfered granite square headed doorframe with
diagonal stops to probable earlier stair projection to rear of left hand room. First
floor chamber fireplace above right hand room blocked. Roof structure not
Maclean, Sir John Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor in the
Country of Cornwall 1876.
Listing NGR: SX0914675174
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