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Fair House

A Grade II Listed Building in Pelynt, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3675 / 50°22'2"N

Longitude: -4.5276 / 4°31'39"W

OS Eastings: 220343

OS Northings: 55006

OS Grid: SX203550

Mapcode National: GBR NC.V6VH

Mapcode Global: FRA 18D2.9YB

Entry Name: Fair House

Listing Date: 26 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161796

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61648

Location: Pelynt, Cornwall, PL13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Pelynt

Built-Up Area: Pelynt

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Pelynt

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

PELYNT CHURCHTOWN, Pelynt
SX 25 NW
2/183 Fair House
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GV II

House and store associated with the Midsummer Fair at Pelynt, now private house.
Probably early C18. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Asbestos slate roof with gable
ends, replacing thatched roof. Eaves raised. Brick chimney stack on left-hand gable
end and stone rubble chimney stack on right-hand gable end.
Single depth plan, extended with outshuts to rear. Entrance altered, now 2 rooms
with wide stair hall.
2 storeys, asymmetrical 3-window front. Ground floor with 2 C19 16-pane sashes
without horns and with original crown glass and bullseyes. C20 door in centre and 2-
light casement to right. Arrangement of ground floor altered. Originally with 2
doors in present window openings. Above 2 C19 16-pane sashes without horns and with
original crown glass. 4-pane sash to right.
Interior with C19 and C20 fittings.
Midsummers Fair granted by Charter of Edward III in 1356 to the Abbey and Convent of
Newenham.
The Fair continued until the early C20. The stalls were kept in the Fair House and
the toll and house were normally rented to a parishioner. In a will of 1801, William
Hill of Cardwen gave his sister Elizabeth 'The toll or profits of Pelynt Fair during
her natural life' adding 'in case my interest in the premises shall so long continue.
She paying the conventionary rent repairing the House and keeping the utensils in
proper repair'.
Information from the owner and
Grigson, G Freedom of the Parish 1954 rp 1982.


Listing NGR: SX2034255004

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