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Picklecombe Seat

A Grade II Listed Building in Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.346 / 50°20'45"N

Longitude: -4.1733 / 4°10'23"W

OS Eastings: 245465

OS Northings: 51826

OS Grid: SX454518

Mapcode National: GBR NV.WMVB

Mapcode Global: FRA 2844.3YQ

Entry Name: Picklecombe Seat

Listing Date: 23 January 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61882

Location: Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall, PL10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Maker-with-Rame

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Maker

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


SX 45 SE MAKER-WITH-RAME MOUNT EDGCUMBE COUNTRY PARK

7/226 Picklecombe Seat

23.1.68
GV II

Garden feature in the form of an alcove temple. Late C18, incorporating earlier
features. Slatestone and granite rubble with granite arch and limestone dressings.
Rectangular plan with 5 granite steps leading to open front. Gothick style.
Central tall elliptical arch flanked by aedicules, each with pair of engaged shafts;
pediment over the shafts with trefoils along head and cusped tympanum. Rubble sides
and rear.
Interior Cobbled floor. Ridged granite vault with one wide convex-moulded rib to
rear. Rear wall has imitation piscina/niche, with engaged shafts to right and left,
trefoil head with crocketted gable moulding over, in limestone; quatrefoil sink
inside niche, and rectangular recess to rear.
Rev. Shaw, in Early Tours of Devon and Cornwall, 1788: "Winding beautifully round we
came next to a gothic alcove built from the materials of an old chapel the inside of
which gives a picturesque view of nothing but the sea...".


Listing NGR: SX4546551826

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