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Nanscow Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Breock, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5016 / 50°30'5"N

Longitude: -4.865 / 4°51'54"W

OS Eastings: 196920

OS Northings: 70786

OS Grid: SW969707

Mapcode National: GBR ZS.0HCJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 07PQ.Y6N

Plus Code: 9C2QG42M+JX

Entry Name: Nanscow Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327917

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67680

Location: St. Breock, Cornwall, PL27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Breock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Breoke

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Farmhouse. Probably late C16 or early C17, extended in 1906. Stone rubble and cob,
the earlier range repaired with concrete blocks. Rendered front to earlier range on
west and to later range on south. Rag and scantle slate roofs; the earlier range
with a gable end to right, hipped end to front left and gable end to steeply pitched
rear wing. The taller later range on south has hipped ends. Stone rubble and brick
end stacks and stone rubble front lateral hall stack with C20 rendered brick shaft.
Plan: The original plan in uncertain. The existing house comprises the hall and
rear wing of the earlier range to the north and an early C20 2-room plan range
extension on south. The earlier range was probably of at least 3-room and through or
cross passage plan and the later range was probably built on the site of the earlier
passage and lower end. The house was built along the slope with the ground rising to
left (north). The hall was heated by a front lateral stack with a hall bay on the
higher left hand side. Set back to the left is a circa early C17 wing which extends
to the rear, comprising a 1-room plan heated by an end stack. This wing has been
extended to the front, almost in-line with the main hall range, with a circa C19 2-
storey outshot and entrance with shallow narrow passage. Circa C18 outshot to rear
of hall. Below the hall, to the right (south), the early C20 range faces south with
a central entrance and 2 reception rooms heated by end stacks.
Exterior: 2-storeys. Asymmetrical single window west front to earlier range with
left hand side set slightly back and hall on right heated by front lateral stack.
Entrance to left of centre with C19 segmental arch and 4-pane sash to left. Hall bay
projection to right of entrance with 3-light casement on ground floor and 2-light
casement in gabled half dormer above. Hall stack to right with 3-light and 2-light
casement to right. The later range has a symmetrical three window front wih early
C20 part glazed porch and casements.
Interior: Hall of earlier range has a plastered ceiling and a C19 chimney-piece.
The roof above the hall was not accessible; the principals have been partly boxed in
although there is a truncated foot to one principal on the rear wall which is roughly
cut and appears to have been stained. The third truss is visible below the collar
and is roughly chamfered. In the rear wing the ceiling beams have been replaced in
the late C19. The fireplace has a brick segmental arch, a Cornish range and a cloam
oven with iron door. The roof structure above is inaccesible and the masonry on the
gable end indicates that the roof has been raised.

Listing NGR: SW9692070786

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