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Temperance Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Boyton, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.704 / 50°42'14"N

Longitude: -4.3811 / 4°22'51"W

OS Eastings: 231961

OS Northings: 92073

OS Grid: SX319920

Mapcode National: GBR NK.4VYL

Mapcode Global: FRA 17Q6.T7B

Plus Code: 9C2QPJ39+HH

Entry Name: Temperance Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67900

Location: Boyton, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Boyton

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Boyton

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Farmhouse, now private house. Circa mid C17 extended in mid to late C20. Rendered
and painted stone rubble and cob. Thatched roof with hipped ends. Brick axial
Plan: Probably originally of two room and cross or through passage plan heated by
end stacks and with ground sloping down to right; the hall-kitchen on right and the
parlour on left. Service outshut added across rear probably in C18 or C19. In the
mid to late C20 the stables and hayloft which were attached on the right, were
rebuilt to form an extra room and the outshut extension on the left of the house was
also rebuilt to form a fourth and fifth room.
Exterior: Long low house extended by later additions and with ground sloping down to
right. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front. Entrance to right of centre with
C20 porch with thatched roof and partly glazed doors. Flanked by 2 replacement 2-
light casements and C20 glazed doors to left. First floor with 5 replacement 3-
light, 2-light and 1-light casements.
Interior: Central C17 range retains its chamfered ceiling beams. Lintel to right
hand fireplace replaced. Cloam oven. Probably chamfered timber lintel to smaller
left hand fireplace. The roof structure comprises 3 A-frame trusses with halved,
lap-jointed and pegged apices and chamfered collars also halved, lap-jointed and
The house is reputed to have been an inn, later becoming a Temperance hotel with the
rise of Methodism in the parish and finally a Temperance farm. It is now a private

Listing NGR: SX3196192073

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