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Pengelly Barton Farmhouse, Front Garden Walls and Gate Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Breage, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1403 / 50°8'24"N

Longitude: -5.3408 / 5°20'26"W

OS Eastings: 161385

OS Northings: 32032

OS Grid: SW613320

Mapcode National: GBR FX69.SG6

Mapcode Global: VH12W.CQWV

Plus Code: 9C2P4MR5+4M

Entry Name: Pengelly Barton Farmhouse, Front Garden Walls and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 26 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328330

English Heritage Legacy ID: 65705

ID on this website: 101328330

Location: Godolphin Cross, Cornwall, TR27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Breage

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Breage with Godolphin and Ashton

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Tagged with: Agricultural structure

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Pengelly Barton Farmhouse, front
4/11 garden walls and gate piers


Farmhouse, front garden walls and gate piers. C17 or earlier, remodelled and partly
rebuilt in the C18 and remodelled slightly in circa the late C19. Granite and elvan
ashlar front in diminishing courses, dressed granite sills and lintels, otherwise
granite and elvan rubble with dressed granite quoins, jambstones and lintels, some
C17 dressed granite features in situ and some C17 dressed granite reused. Slurried
scantle slate roof over main part with tall brick chimneys over gable ends, the
stack on the right hand gable end is outbuilt. Gable-ended asbestos slate roof at
rear sweeping lower to right (south), brick chimney over gable end and reused C17
hand made clay ridge tile with ball finial.
Plan : overall L-shaped. Probably originally a 3 room through passage plan with
lower end right. (The original rear doorway now blocked). Wing containing stair
well and parlour at right angles to the rear left probably built in the first half of
the C17. In the C18, the front wall, gable ends, and part of the back wall rebuilt,
refloored and reroofed; the parlour wing extended by widening to right (south) and
some, possibly all the principal rooms panelled; the front main range of the house
was remodelled internally creating 2 nearly equal reception rooms flanking a central
cross passage. At the right hand gable end is a lean to, probably wash house,
approached from the house by a doorway from the right hand room. In the C19, the
roof of the rear wing probably remodelled, floors of right hand part replaced and
stairs renewed.
2 storeys. Symmetrical 5 window west front with central doorway. C19 4 panel door
with top panels later glazed, plain overlight. Window over doorway blocked,
otherwise circa late C19 4 pane horned sashes in unaltered C18 openings.
Rear retains some of the original C17 walling with straight chamfered lintel over the
blocked doorway. The left hand (north) wall of the wing has the original Slight
hollow chamfered parlour window, rebated for external shutters and with 1 mullion
surviving. At the far right, below a tall stair window is a similar C17 2-light
mullioned window with mullion removed. The stair window is a circa late C19 - early
C20 sash with coloured glass in the marginal panes. The C17 walling continues to the
left of the parlour wing until joining at the back of a C19 outbuilding with a ragged
joint so presumably originally went further.
Interior retains some C18 features including some full height fielded panelling and
moulded ceiling cornices at either side of the cross passage and on 2 walls of the
left hand room; some C18 doors and more C18 fielded panelling surmounted by a
dentilled cornice to the partition wall of the right hand room under the outshut of
the wing. The circa late C19 dog leg stair has turned balusters and turned finials
over the newel posts (possibly inspired by the probably C17 stair that was removed).
Roof structures not inspected but probably C18 over the front range.
The C17 garden walls adjoin at either side of the front and return to enclose a
rectangular garden with a carriage width gateway aligned with the front door. The
rubble walls are surmounted by dressed granite copings with roll moulded ridged
copings. The probably C17 very debased Doric gate piers are surmounted by steep
pyramidal finials. The gate piers stand on tapered bases and have echinus moulded
caps and may have originally been part of a gatehouse, porch or even a colonnade as
at Godolphin qv. Standing near the front wall is a granite cider apple crusher
complete with semi-spherical crushing wheel.
This farmhouse has clearly been an important house both in the C17 and C18 and has
been little altered since the C180 The surviving C17 features, the mullioned
windows, the garden walls and gate piers are particularly notable. Furthermore, the
symmetrical C18 ashlar front and the other C18 features are of very good quality.

Listing NGR: SW6138532032

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