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LADY DAMER'S 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: LADY DAMER'S SEAT

List entry Number: 1140629

Location

LADY DAMER'S 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: 26-Jan-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 61886

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Details

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

7/230 Lady Damer's Seat

GV II

Ornamental seat. Circa 1777. Sandstone on brick foundation. The seat is an ellipse on plan about 5 metres long, faced in sandstone. There is a millstone set in front of the seat for use as a table. Mrs Ann Damer, a relation of Horace Walpole, visited Mount Edgcumbe in 1777, and sometime after that date a small grove was dedicated to her in the Lower Zigzags, embellished with an acrostic poem written by the son of the first earl, Lord Valletort (1765-1839). "David ne'er touched the harp like thee, Anson ne'er saw thy like at sea; Mansfield's no eloquence like thine, Edgcumbe who thinks thee all divine; Records thy name by every line." The Lower Zigzags were the first of the system of formal paths terraced into the hillside and cliffs along the coast, approximately south/south east of Mount Edgcumbe House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SX4573551708

Selected Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 8 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly,

National Grid Reference: SX4573551708

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