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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1161796
English Heritage Legacy ID: 61648
Location: Pelynt, Cornwall, PL13
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
PELYNT CHURCHTOWN, Pelynt
SX 25 NW
2/183 Fair House
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
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
Information from the owner and
Grigson, G Freedom of the Parish 1954 rp 1982.
Listing NGR: SX2034255004
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