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The Shell Seat

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

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140655

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61850

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


7/193 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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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