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HER Number:26240.01
Name:ROSCARROCK - Medieval house, Post Medieval house


The house at Roscarrock is well preserved and incorporates C15 and C16 features.

Grid Reference:SW 9863 8038
Parish:St Endellion, North Cornwall, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status

  • Listed Building (I) 351337: ROSCARROCK

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW98SE 1
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 26240.01
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW98SE 5

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

The 2nd edition OS 6 inch map records Roscarrock as the "remains of a barton" (b1). It is a Listed Building, Grade I and is described in the listing as an extensive and interesting group of buildings of C15/early C16 origin, re-fashioned at various dates. The front range was re-fashioned in the C18. The range of buildings is roughly quadrangular (b2).

The house has a simple walled garden and a raised walk (4).

A site visit by the OS revealed that the house is well preserved and incorporates C16 features (h1). A visit by CAU revealed a possible gunloop at SW 9874 8045. This was a greenstone block, pierced with a dumb-bell shaped hole. The stone was found redeposited with other stones including a granite moulding. The gunloop is similar to examples on the ground floor at Pengersick Castle and suggests that Roscarrock manor house may have been partly fortified (h2).

Site history:
1: 1972. FLETCHER, MJ/OS
2: 1986. CAU

<1> Ordnance Survey, 1900s, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4051.

<2> DOE, 19--, Listed Building Description (original DOE), AUG 1960, 9 (Bibliographic reference). SCO5173.

<3> Ordnance Survey, 1970s, 1:10,000 OS Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4045.

<4> CORNWALL GARDENS TRUST, 1998, Historic Garden Register Review programme for Cornwall (Report). SCO28473.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO4051 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1900s. 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map.
[2]SCO5173 - Bibliographic reference: DOE. 19--. Listed Building Description (original DOE). Listing "Greenbacks". AUG 1960, 9.
[3]SCO4045 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1970s. 1:10,000 OS Map.
[4]SCO28473 - Report: CORNWALL GARDENS TRUST. 1998. Historic Garden Register Review programme for Cornwall. Devon and Cornwall.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • ECO5069 - Historic Garden Register Review programme for Cornwall (Ref: EH/Cornwall - 21)

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MCO57016Parent of: ROSCARROCK - C18 barn (Monument)
MCO57014Parent of: ROSCARROCK - C19 fowl house (Monument)
MCO57015Parent of: ROSCARROCK - C19 granary (Monument)
MCO57017Parent of: ROSCARROCK - C19 stables (Monument)
26240Part of: ROSCARROCK - Early Medieval settlement, Medieval manor, Medieval settlement (Monument)