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Latitude: 50.345 / 50°20'42"N
Longitude: -4.1695 / 4°10'10"W
OS Eastings: 245735
OS Northings: 51708
OS Grid: SX457517
Mapcode National: GBR NV.WNVP
Mapcode Global: FRA 2844.5GT
Entry Name: Lady Damer's Seat
Listing Date: 26 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140629
English Heritage Legacy ID: 61886
Location: Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall, PL10
Civil Parish: Maker-with-Rame
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Maker
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 45 SE MAKER-WITH-RAME MOUNT EDGCUMBE COUNTRY PARK
7/230 Lady Damer's Seat
Ornamental seat. Circa 1777. Sandstone on brick foundation. The seat is an ellipse
on plan about 5 metres long, faced in sandstone. There is a millstone set in front
of the seat for use as a table.
Mrs Ann Damer, a relation of Horace Walpole, visited Mount Edgcumbe in 1777, and
sometime after that date a small grove was dedicated to her in the Lower Zigzags,
embellished with an acrostic poem written by the son of the first earl, Lord
"David ne'er touched the harp like thee,
Anson ne'er saw thy like at sea;
Mansfield's no eloquence like thine,
Edgcumbe who thinks thee all divine;
Records thy name by every line."
The Lower Zigzags were the first of the system of formal paths terraced into the
hillside and cliffs along the coast, approximately south/south east of Mount Edgcumbe
Listing NGR: SX4573551708
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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