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Latitude: 50.4534 / 50°27'12"N
Longitude: -4.3425 / 4°20'33"W
OS Eastings: 233802
OS Northings: 64131
OS Grid: SX338641
Mapcode National: GBR NM.NSGB
Mapcode Global: FRA 17SV.Q15
Entry Name: Leigh Farmhouse
Listing Date: 26 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1312588
English Heritage Legacy ID: 61324
Location: Quethiock, Cornwall, PL12
Civil Parish: Quethiock
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Quethiock
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 36 SW QUETHIOCK
12/125 Leigh Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa C17, remodelled and extended in early mid C19. Local slate rubble
with some granite dressings. Rear of lower end rendered. Dry slate roof with
gabled ends, lower left end has lower pitched hipped roof with slightly lower ridge
and higher eaves. Stone rubble chimney stacks, heightened in brick.
The original house was a 3-room and through passage plan with a rear lateral stack
heating hall, and a gable end stack heating inner room and possibly the chamber
above. An unheated wing was added at the front of the higher end probably in C18
which is now the dairy. In circa early mid C19 the lower end was rebuilt with a
double depth plan (with a two-span hipped roof) projecting at rear, the lower end of
which is a stable with loft above.
Two storeys. Long range with through passage doorway near centre with C19 plank door.
To right another C19 plank door has been inserted into hall with two C19 2-light
casements above with glazing bars. To left of passage a tall 18-pane stair sash and
16-pane sash on each floor, all with segmental stone arches. To far left at lower
end the stables with doorway blocked ground floor window and left door above. At the
higher end to right, the projecting dairy wing with gable end and short narrow wing
on inner face at end of wing and open-fronted shelter in space between.
At the rear a large lateral hall stack with slated set-offs three-light hall casement
to left and two-light casement to inner roof to far left and similar casements above,
all C19. To right of stack the lower end projecting with late C19 sash windows and
rear doorway to passage with plank door and C20 open porch.
Interior: through passage survives although now is rebuilt lower end. The hall has
rear lateral fireplace with hollow-chamfered cambered granite lintel and jambs
the fireplace appear to have been widened and the jambs moved outward. Apart from
this fireplace the house has been largely remodelled in early to mid C19 since when
it has been little altered arid much of the early to mid 019, joinery survives including
panelled doors and a dog-leg staircase in the lower end which has stack balusters
arid a moulded handrail ramped up to turned newels. The dairy wing is coiiplete with
a slate table arid shelves around the walls. The through passage retains its slate
Listing NGR: SX3380264131
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