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Bastions and Walls of Star Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

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Latitude: 49.9152 / 49°54'54"N

Longitude: -6.3211 / 6°19'15"W

OS Eastings: 89913

OS Northings: 10622

OS Grid: SV899106

Mapcode National: GBR BXSX.1G6

Mapcode Global: VGYC4.DD4B

Entry Name: Bastions and Walls of Star Castle

Listing Date: 12 February 1975

Last Amended: 14 December 1992

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141188

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62525

Location: St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21

County: Isles of Scilly

Civil Parish: St. Mary's

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Isles of Scilly

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


1358-0/3/86 Bastions and Walls of Star Castle
(Formerly Listed as:
Star Castle)


Bastions and walls. 1593 with C18 additions.
Architect/engineer Robert Adams. Roughly coursed granite
rubble with dressed quoins; slate roofs; granite stacks.
Eight-sided star-shaped plan. Single storey with some second
storey additions. Battered walls to ditch has string-course
divisions and coped parapet. Stairs, piers and walls across
ditch to 2-storey entrance porch, slightly brought forward
with moulded square-headed architrave, date 1593 and tablet
with monogram ER above, and pyramidal roof to bracketed-out
top storey above parapet level; C18 bellcote on parapet wall
to left. Parapet with sally port openings. Ramparts above 3
pyramidal-roofed rectangular rooms, built as guardhouse,
office, lock-up etc, with slit windows, stacks, and C19/20
plank doors and glazing-bar casements; that to the south-west
angle is roofless. Raised platform at north-west angle. An
important component of the late C16/17 fort centred around
Star Castle (qv).

Listing NGR: SV8991310622

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

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