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Latitude: 50.188 / 50°11'16"N
Longitude: -5.3371 / 5°20'13"W
OS Eastings: 161886
OS Northings: 37332
OS Grid: SW618373
Mapcode National: GBR FX65.VFF
Mapcode Global: VH12P.FJVP
Entry Name: Carnhell Farmhouse Adjoining Engine House, Barn, Front Garden Walls and Gate Piers
Listing Date: 14 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1143732
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70113
Location: Gwinear-Gwithian, Cornwall, TR14
Civil Parish: Gwinear-Gwithian
Built-Up Area: Reawla
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Gwinear
Church of England Diocese: Truro
GWINEAR-GWITHIAN CATHEBEDRON ROAD, Carnhell Green
SW 63 NW
5/17 Carnhell Farmhouse, adjoining
- engine house, barn, front garden
walls and gate-piers
Farmhouse, adjoining horse-engine house, barn, front garden walls and gate-piers. C17
on C14 or earlier site, remodelled in the C18 and circa early C19, former home of the
Carnhell family including Sir Edward Carnhell. Granite rubble with granite dressings.
Grouted scantle slate roofs, hipped or half-hipped. Brick chimneys at the hipped
ends. Cast-iron ogee gutters.
Plan: L-shaped house with 2 large rooms in the long main range with stair hall
between and a 1-room plan parlour wing with another entrance lobby and stair hall
between the 2 ranges. The right-hand room of the main range is the kitchen and was
probably always the hall/kitchen and there is a C19 parallel service range behind. In
front of the parlour is a horse-engine house which once operated a mill and adjoining
on its right is a barn with granary over a shippon.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Slightly irregular 3 window south front of main range with
parlour wing at right angles in front on the right with its 2-window front-facing
left. The main doorway has circa early C20 door, the doorway of the parlour wing is
blocked. The windows are circa early C20 6-pane horned sashes in C18 or C19 openings.
Blocked in at rear of the stair is said to be the chamfered outer frame of a
mullioned window. Engine house has large doorway at the front and small window at
rear left. Barn has symmetrical front with central doorway with loading/winnowing
doorway over small ventilator slits for shippon, first floor window blocked. C20
steps at rear.
Interior: circa 1800 dog-leg stair and some panelling in the entrance lobby of
similar date or possibly C18, otherwise circa early C19 carpentry and joinery. Very
large, partly blocked fireplace in kitchen.
Granite coped rubble walls parallel to front of house with quadrant-on-plan returns
to gateway with granite monolithic piers.
Listing NGR: SW6188637332
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