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Lady Damer's Seat

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

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61886

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


7/230 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
Valletort (1765-1839).
"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
House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SX4573551708

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