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Latitude: 50.3529 / 50°21'10"N
Longitude: -4.1743 / 4°10'27"W
OS Eastings: 245418
OS Northings: 52595
OS Grid: SX454525
Mapcode National: GBR NV.W1MG
Mapcode Global: FRA 2843.HL1
Entry Name: The Shell Seat
Listing Date: 23 January 1968
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140655
English Heritage Legacy ID: 61850
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
7/193 The Shell Seat
Summer house. Late C18. Rubble structure entirely faced with crystals, rocks and
shells, including mica, rough amethyst, ammonites, calcite and quartz crystals,
brain corals, conch and ormer shells etc. Semicircular plan, half of a
hemispherical vault, with open front, with slate roof. Front has round arch with
large block of brain coral forming imitation keystone, front face of vault set with
variety of stones and shells at random. The internal vault is divided into 7
radiating bays by strips of ormer shells, forming white stripes, the spaces between
faced with red crystals, graded in colouring from deep red at the centre rear to
lighter pink at the front; the stonework of the bays is laced with chips of crystal.
The overall effect is of a trompe l'oeil perspective. Along the rear wall is a
crystalline-faced bench. The floor is cobbled in a pattern radiating from a circle
at the centre front.
Listing NGR: SX4541852595
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