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Doyden Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Minver Highlands, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5893 / 50°35'21"N

Longitude: -4.8732 / 4°52'23"W

OS Eastings: 196719

OS Northings: 80565

OS Grid: SW967805

Mapcode National: GBR ZR.TTFW

Mapcode Global: FRA 07PH.TJB

Plus Code: 9C2QH4QG+PP

Entry Name: Doyden Castle

Listing Date: 26 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1124735

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351581

Location: St. Minver Highlands, Cornwall, PL29

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Minver Highlands

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Minver with St Enodoc and St Michael Rock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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1/258 Doyden Castle
Folly. Circa 1830. Built for Captain Conor. Fine quality ashlar stone with
probably reused granite dressings. Square-on-plan. One room plan, built into side
of rocky headland with entrance to basement on north east and entrance to ground
floor on south west.
Two storeys and basement. Much of dressed granite possibly reused. Diagonal leaded
lights to all window openings. C20 plank door to basement on north east. Ground
floor with 2-light mullioned window with hollow chamfer and hood moulds on north east
and two-centred arched entrance opening on south west. The ground floor elevation on
the north west and south east is set slightly forward with 2-light windows and
battlemented parapet above. The first floor is lit by four 2-light windows in 2-
centred arched openings with hollow chamfers and hood moulds. Battlemented parapet
with four crocketed finials on corners.
Interior not inspected.
Reputed to have been built as a folly and wine store.
Particularly picturesque building on unspoilt rocky headland above Port Quin.

Listing NGR: SW9671980565

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