Kithill Castle

3 Jun 2006
Kithill Castle, Callington, Caradon, Cornwall, PL17 8AX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


3/6 Kithill Castle



Engine house for Princess of Wales Mine converted to a spa and health resort and now a private house. Circa early C19, converted circa 1880 for William Dingle.

Rubblestone, rendered, with large granite quoins. Moulded granite string above ground floor on front. Flat plat-band on front above first floor. Slate roof with hipped ends extended to rear in cat-slide. Brick stacks to rear. Comprising one large room per storey. Originally 4 storeys with flat roof, later reduced to 3 in circa mid C20. Ground floor with projecting porch covered in locally made Phoenix terracotta ornamental tiles. Moulded granite cornice with sl.ightly coved roof.

Entrance door and rectangular side windows with margin glazing bars. First floor with 2 round headed sashes with thin glazing bars. 2 round headed sashes above with radiating glazing bars and stone keys in round arches. Right-hand side wall with 12- pane sashes with segmented arched heads to ground and first floor. Second floor sash altered in bottom light. Extending to rear, kitchen wing with 2 storey further extension on east. Rubblestone with slate roof with gable ends. 12-pane sashes on ground floor and 16-pane sash above. Late C19 cast iron grates retained in interior.

For illustrations of Kit Hill Castle prior to alterations, see Lightbody p105 and Venning p73. Patron, William Dingle was an eminent leader of the Wesleyan Church in Callington.

A. K. Hamilton Jenkin Mines and Miners of Cornwall volume 15, 1976 Sheila Lightbody The Book of Callington 1982 James Venning Vennings New Central Postal Directory 1901, p73

Listing NGR: SX3777970479


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1929 IOE Records taken by Richard Spreadborough; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Richard Spreadborough. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Spreadborough, Richard

Rights Holder: Spreadborough, Richard


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