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Latitude: 50.4592 / 50°27'33"N
Longitude: -4.2416 / 4°14'29"W
OS Eastings: 240981
OS Northings: 64554
OS Grid: SX409645
Mapcode National: GBR NR.NGB4
Mapcode Global: FRA 270V.1BN
Entry Name: Statue About 5 Metres West of Pentillie Castle
Listing Date: 19 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140190
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60926
Location: Pillaton, Cornwall, PL12
Civil Parish: Pillaton
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Mellion
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 46 SW
6/177 Statue about 5 metres west of
Statue of Sir James Tillie. Probably late C17; resited. Lead statue, set on a stone
plinth. Life-size statue of Sir James Tillie, wearing a wig and coat and carrying a
scroll, with good detail of costume. Set on a square stone plinth. Sir James Tillie
was a self-made man, knighted by James II. Having no coat of arms, he assumed that of
the German Count Tilly, which he continued to bear until his pretensions were brought
to the King's notice and he was ceremoniously divested of them. He built a house and
church in St Mellion parish (the house now in Pillaton parish), which he named
Pentyley or Pillaton, after himself.
Sources: Country Life, December 17th 1938.
Listing NGR: SX4098164554
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