PICKLECOMBE SEAT

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140628

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1968

Statutory Address: PICKLECOMBE SEAT

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: PICKLECOMBE SEAT

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Maker-with-Rame

National Grid Reference: SX 45465 51826

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 61882

Legacy System: LBS

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,

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