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PICKLECOMBE SEAT

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: PICKLECOMBE SEAT

List entry Number: 1140628

Location

PICKLECOMBE SEAT

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Maker-with-Rame

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1968

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 61882

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SX 45 SE MAKER-WITH-RAME MOUNT EDGCUMBE COUNTRY PARK

7/226 Picklecombe Seat

23.1.68 GV II

Garden feature in the form of an alcove temple. Late C18, incorporating earlier features. Slatestone and granite rubble with granite arch and limestone dressings. Rectangular plan with 5 granite steps leading to open front. Gothick style. Central tall elliptical arch flanked by aedicules, each with pair of engaged shafts; pediment over the shafts with trefoils along head and cusped tympanum. Rubble sides and rear. Interior Cobbled floor. Ridged granite vault with one wide convex-moulded rib to rear. Rear wall has imitation piscina/niche, with engaged shafts to right and left, trefoil head with crocketted gable moulding over, in limestone; quatrefoil sink inside niche, and rectangular recess to rear. Rev. Shaw, in Early Tours of Devon and Cornwall, 1788: "Winding beautifully round we came next to a gothic alcove built from the materials of an old chapel the inside of which gives a picturesque view of nothing but the sea...".

Listing NGR: SX4546551826

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Shaw, Reverend , Early Tours of Devon and Cornwall, (1788)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 8 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly,

National Grid Reference: SX 45465 51826

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