OUTER WALLS AND GATEWAY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1291751

Date first listed: 14-Dec-1992

Statutory Address: OUTER WALLS AND GATEWAY, THE GARRISON

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: OUTER WALLS AND GATEWAY, 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 90075 10650

Summary

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History

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Details

ST. MARY'S

SV9010 THE GARRISON, Hugh Town 1358-0/8/82 Outer walls and gateway

GV I

Bastion walls and gateway. Wall and bastions across neck of the Hugh begun by Francis Godolphin soon after 1601; batteries and walls encircling peninsula of 1716-46 by Abraham Tovey, Master Gunner. Turf and granite coping to facing walls of dressed granite, the C18 walls being of particularly well-cut granite. Batteries are mostly angular in plan and are located in large bastions found principally at Morning Point, Woolpack Point and south of Steval Point; embrasures to tops of battery walls and gun emplacements formed by large dressed granite slabs. Stone sentry box with segmental-arched doorway and ball finial to pyramidal roof on rampart to east of gateway. Gateway has label mould over moulded arched doorway with sunk spandrels; C18 bellcote above surmounts plaque with date 1742 and GR monogram above plaque with monogram AT. The C18 batteries are mostly restorations or rebuilds of mid C17 structures, and their construction followed a report on the state of the defences by Colonel Christian Lilley in 1715. Part of an important fortification, centred on Star Castle (qv). Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. (P Laws: The Buildings of Scilly: Redruth: 1980-: 6, 10; B.H. St.J.O'Neil: Isles of Scilly: London (HMSO): 1950-: 26, 31-3; Saunders A: Fortress Britain: Liphook: 1989-: 79-80).

Listing NGR: SV9007510650

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 62521

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Laws, P, The Buildings of Scilly, (1980), 6 10
O'Neil, BH St J , Isles of Scilly, (1950), 26
O'Neil, BH St J , Isles of Scilly, (1950), 31-33
Saunders, A D, Fortress Britain, (1989), 79-80

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