LITTLE DENNIS BLOCKHOUSE, PENDENNIS CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1270099
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1973
Date of most recent amendment:
24-Apr-1996
Statutory Address:
LITTLE DENNIS BLOCKHOUSE, PENDENNIS CASTLE, CASTLE DRIVE

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Location

Statutory Address:
LITTLE DENNIS BLOCKHOUSE, PENDENNIS CASTLE, CASTLE DRIVE

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Falmouth
National Grid Reference:
SW 82740 31546

Details

FALMOUTH

SW83SW CASTLE DRIVE 843-1/2/46 Little Dennis Blockhouse, Pendennis 23/01/73 Castle (Formerly Listed as: Little Dennis Blockhouse)

GV I

Blockhouse of castle. 1540-1545 as part of Henry VIII`s coastal defences, dismantled in 1654. Killas rubble with granite dressings, built into bedrock on the landward side; curved merlons to battlements on seaward side; roofless, originally lead; rubble stack beside staircase. D-shaped plan with very thick walls; slightly-projecting stair turret to one corner, doorway recessed to other corner. 4-centred arched doorway; the main gun port with flanking openings facing across the estuary and another gun port facing out to sea. INTERIOR: chamfered flat-headed fireplace; to the opposite wall a large 4-centred arch to splayed and ribbed gun station, with a blocked smoke vent above; a smaller gun station at right angles to this; the drum of newel stair left of the fireplace; large beam sockets and a coped parapet walk.



































Listing NGR: SW8274031546

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
460094
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 11 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/06394/21
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