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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
Entry Name: Doyden Castle
Listing Date: 26 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1124735
English Heritage Legacy ID: 351581
Location: St. Minver Highlands, Cornwall, PL29
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
SW 98 SE ST MINVER
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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