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Picklecombe Seat

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

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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


7/226 Picklecombe Seat


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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