Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1142884

Date first listed: 11-Jan-1989

Statutory Address: THE SUGAR LOAVES


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Statutory Address: THE SUGAR LOAVES

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: St. Stephens By Launceston Rural

National Grid Reference: SX 33660 86200


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- II

Garden folly. Probably early to mid C18 built for Sir William Morice. Stone rubble. Unusual folly of roughly rectangular plan with a deep niche in the centre of the front elevation and a shallow projection to the rear. Situated on the north-east slope of a hill, with ground rising to rear. The folly probably had fine views across the valley of the River Attery to Werrington Park (house) although the folly is now obscured by the trees of Smallacoombe Wood. Round arched opening in centre with a deep niche, probably originally containing a seat. Flat roof surmounted by three tapered conical stone towers, the central tower set back. Otto Peter, in his description of Werrington Park (1906) quotes a poem about Sir William Morice, the third baronet, entitled The Doom of Morice where the folly is described thus "Fair stands the triple turret pile, crowning the park's sweet shade". Peter suggested that the design may have been derived from the tomb of the Horatii and Curiatii and Dr Richard Pococke described a model of the tomb of the Horatii near Albano, in his description of Werrington Park in 1750. Pevsner however, suggest that the design may have been taken from Daniell's Indian drawings and aquatints, thus dating the folly to circa 1800. Pococke described Werrington Park as one of "most beautiful in England:" when writing in 1750, he recorded several follies in the park including a ruinous castle, a temple of the sun, a triumphal arch on the model of that at Sidon Hill, High Cleer, a hermitage and a large alcove trellis seat near to the river. The park also contains two cockpits, their terraces remaining. Rendell, J. Gateway to Cornwall 1981 Peter, O. The Manor and Park of Werrington 1906 Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England, Devon 1958.

Listing NGR: SX3366086200


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Legacy System number: 68057

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Otto, P, The Manor and Park of Werrington, (1906)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Devon, (1952)
Rendell, J , Gateway to Cornwall, (1981)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 8 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly,

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