BASTIONS AND WALLS OF STAR CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1141188

Date first listed: 12-Feb-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Dec-1992

Statutory Address: BASTIONS AND WALLS OF STAR CASTLE, THE GARRISON

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Location

Statutory Address: BASTIONS AND WALLS OF STAR CASTLE, THE GARRISON

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

District: Isles of Scilly (Unitary Authority)

Parish: St. Mary's

National Grid Reference: SV 89913 10622

Summary

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History

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Details

ST. MARY'S

SV81SE THE GARRISON, Hugh Town 1358-0/3/86 Bastions and Walls of Star Castle 12/02/75 (Formerly Listed as: THE GARRISON, Hugh Town Star Castle)

GV I

Bastions and walls. 1593 with C18 additions. Architect/engineer Robert Adams. Roughly coursed granite rubble with dressed quoins; slate roofs; granite stacks. Eight-sided star-shaped plan. Single storey with some second storey additions. Battered walls to ditch has string-course divisions and coped parapet. Stairs, piers and walls across ditch to 2-storey entrance porch, slightly brought forward with moulded square-headed architrave, date 1593 and tablet with monogram ER above, and pyramidal roof to bracketed-out top storey above parapet level; C18 bellcote on parapet wall to left. Parapet with sally port openings. Ramparts above 3 pyramidal-roofed rectangular rooms, built as guardhouse, office, lock-up etc, with slit windows, stacks, and C19/20 plank doors and glazing-bar casements; that to the south-west angle is roofless. Raised platform at north-west angle. An important component of the late C16/17 fort centred around Star Castle (qv).

Listing NGR: SV8991310622

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 62525

Legacy System: LBS

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