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Storage Chamber and 5 Goose Houses Immediately South of Mount Wise Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wendron, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1722 / 50°10'20"N

Longitude: -5.2105 / 5°12'37"W

OS Eastings: 170843

OS Northings: 35179

OS Grid: SW708351

Mapcode National: GBR Z4.V8CD

Mapcode Global: VH12R.MXRV

Entry Name: Storage Chamber and 5 Goose Houses Immediately South of Mount Wise Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142013

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66330

Location: Wendron, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Wendron

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Redruth

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 73 NW WENDRON

2/343 Storage chamber and 5 goose houses
- immediately south of Mount Wise
Farmhouse

II


Underground chamber, possibly for food storage, or possibly a failed mine, and 5
goose houses built into hedges on the land above. Chamber possibly C18 or earlier,
goose houses probably circa early C19, the date of the remodelling of Mount Whistle
Farmhouse. Chamber has granite rubble entrance with granite lintel over; goose
houses are granite rubble and also have granite lintels.
Plan: Chamber is long and irregular, for most of its length carved out of granite
bedrock. There are 3 side tunnels now blocked with rubble. Goose houses are
rectangular-on-plan niches slightly raised above ground level and built into rubble
and earth walls (Cornish hedges). 2 pairs of goose houses on south side of lane and
1 house on the corner of the side of the lane.
Goose houses are a rare building type and these are complete examples. The
underground chamber is a mystery. Compare with example at Gregwartha Manor Farmhouse
(qv) also in Wendron parish.


Listing NGR: SW7084335179

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