Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140655

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1968

Statutory Address: THE SHELL SEAT


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Statutory Address: THE SHELL 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: SX4541852595


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7/193 The Shell Seat

23.1.68 GV II

Summer house. Late C18. Rubble structure entirely faced with crystals, rocks and shells, including mica, rough amethyst, ammonites, calcite and quartz crystals, brain corals, conch and ormer shells etc. Semicircular plan, half of a hemispherical vault, with open front, with slate roof. Front has round arch with large block of brain coral forming imitation keystone, front face of vault set with variety of stones and shells at random. The internal vault is divided into 7 radiating bays by strips of ormer shells, forming white stripes, the spaces between faced with red crystals, graded in colouring from deep red at the centre rear to lighter pink at the front; the stonework of the bays is laced with chips of crystal. The overall effect is of a trompe l'oeil perspective. Along the rear wall is a crystalline-faced bench. The floor is cobbled in a pattern radiating from a circle at the centre front.

Listing NGR: SX4541852595


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Legacy System number: 61850

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

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