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Latitude: 50.6433 / 50°38'35"N
Longitude: -4.4233 / 4°25'23"W
OS Eastings: 228760
OS Northings: 85428
OS Grid: SX287854
Mapcode National: GBR NH.8X7Y
Mapcode Global: FRA 17MC.NL5
Entry Name: Kernick Farmhouse
Listing Date: 22 November 1960
Last Amended: 11 January 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1160803
English Heritage Legacy ID: 68027
Location: St. Stephens By Launceston Rural, Cornwall, PL15
Civil Parish: St. Stephens by Launceston Rural
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Launceston
Church of England Diocese: Truro
ST STEPHENS BY
SX 28 NE LAUNCESTON Farmhouse
8/133 Kernick Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa late C16, probably with earlier origins, extended in circa early
C17. Stone rubble. Slate roof with gable ends and at least one early crested ridge
tile. Stone rubble axial stack and brick shafts to end stacks.
Plan: Original plan uncertain. Probably 2 room and through passage plan heated by
end stacks with larger room on left. Extended in circa early C17 by addition of wing
of one or two room plan, to front left, with fireplace in end wall. Service outshut
added at rear in C18 and C19. In the circa early C19 the larger left hand room was
remodelled; the passage and the right hand side of the left hand room being partially
divided to form a dairy with a passage running across the front of the house to
provide access into the left hand room. In the C19 the front left hand wing was
converted into a barn and the front wall was partly rebuilt. In the later C20 this
wing reverted back to domestic use.
Exterior: Two storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front to main range with C20 door.
C19 casement windows have 4-centred arched headed lights within the square headed
frames. 2-light casement to left and 3-light casement to right with three 2-light
casements on first floor. In the left hand wing, are C20 glazed double doors in the
wide C19 barn door opening with two 2-light casements on first floor.
Interior: Through passage altered although front and rear door openings retained.
The cross wall on the right hand side continues up to first floor with a thinner wall
above continuing up to the apex. The right hand room has one heavy unchamfered cross
beam and one chamfered cross beam with stepped stops. C20 fireplace. The floor
joists are covered by the plaster ceiling. The partition on the left hand side of
the passage has been removed. C19 dairy occupies central room and left hand room has
an end stack with remodelled C20 fireplace. Closely set heavy unmoulded floor
joists. The front left hand wing has been re-floored but it retains a C17 chamfered
timber lintel to the fireplace and a cloam oven.
Roof Structure: Roof structure to left hand wing replaced in C20. Roof structure
above right hand room of main range replaced in C18 or early C19. Roof structure
above passage and left hand room of C17 has the principals morticed at the apices and
the collars halved, lap-jointed and pegged onto the principals forming almost flush
joints. At least one purlin appears soot blackened although restricted access
prevented a closer inspection. However, it would appear that this C17 roof probably
reuses timber from an earlier roof.
Listing NGR: SX2876085428
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