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Porthilly Greys

A Grade II Listed Building in Rock, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5416 / 50°32'29"N

Longitude: -4.9113 / 4°54'40"W

OS Eastings: 193814

OS Northings: 75362

OS Grid: SW938753

Mapcode National: GBR ZP.8WQZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 07LM.QFP

Entry Name: Porthilly Greys

Listing Date: 26 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1332591

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351643

Location: St. Minver Lowlands, Cornwall, PL27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Minver Lowlands

Built-Up Area: Rock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Minver with St Enodoc and St Michael Rock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

3/324 Porthilly Greys
House. Possibly late C16 or early C17. Stone rubble, partly rendered and painted.
Regular slate roof with gable ends to main range and to west wing. Projecting stone
rubble side lateral hall chimney stack with brick shaft on east front of main range.
Inner room heated by projecting stone rubble end stack on north with brick shaft.
Axial brick stack between hall and inner room heating first floor chamber.
Plan altered and house reorientated. House probably comprised a three room and
through passage plan (lower end to right), with hall heated by front lateral stack
and inner room by gable end stack. The arrangement of the lower end is uncertain.
Circa C17 wing at rear of higher end, possibly to contain the stair.
In circa late C18 the lower service range beyond the through passage was demolished
and the truncated gable end was remodelled. In circa early C19 the inner room was
probably partly rebuilt with evidence of a straight joint between the two ranges.
Possibly also in the C19 the through passage was blocked, the house reorientated and
an entrance was inserted in the north elevation, entering directly into the west
wing. This wing was extended to the west in the mid C19. A later stair was added in
a lean-to projection in the angle between the inner room and west wing.
Two storeys. Original front; two window asymmetrical east elevation with projecting
hall stack to right of centre. Ground floor with 4 over 8 pane sash and C19 2 light
casement to left of stack; C20 window in original entrance to right of stack. First
floor with two early C19 16-pane hornless sashes. North elevation comprises
truncated gable end of main range on left, and west wing set back on right with
remodelled entrance. The remains of the lower gable end of the demolished service
range on left were remodelled in the circa early C19; C19 stepped angle buttresses,
2-light casement on ground floor and C19 casement above with 2-centred arched opening
and intersecting glazing bars. Range to right forming front elevation with C20 part
glazed door.
Interior; largely remodelled in C20. Evidence of position of through passage visible
with screen on higher side removed. Blocked hall fireplace. C19 and C20 ceiling
beams with two circa C17 chamfered ceiling beams in west wing. Roof timbers replaced
in mid to late C19.

Listing NGR: SW9381475362

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