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Statue About 5 Metres West of Pentillie Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pillaton, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140190

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60926

Location: Pillaton, Cornwall, PL12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Pillaton

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Mellion

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 46 SW
6/177 Statue about 5 metres west of
Pentillie Castle
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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