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

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History

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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

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Legacy System number: 460094

Legacy System: LBS

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