LADY DAMER'S SEAT

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140629

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1987

Statutory Address: LADY DAMER'S SEAT

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Location

Statutory Address: LADY DAMER'S 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: SX4573551708

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History

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 61886

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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