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Latitude: 50.1067 / 50°6'24"N
Longitude: -5.3837 / 5°23'1"W
OS Eastings: 158153
OS Northings: 28441
OS Grid: SW581284
Mapcode National: GBR FX2D.JRS
Mapcode Global: VH131.MLQ2
Entry Name: Outbuildings and Adjoining Walls at Approximately 30 Metres North West of Pengersick Castle
Listing Date: 26 August 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1142231
English Heritage Legacy ID: 65782
Location: Breage, Cornwall, TR20
Civil Parish: Breage
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Germoe
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 52 NE BREAGE PENGERSICK LANE
6/82 Outbuildings and adjoining walls
at approx 30 metres north-west of
Part of Pengersick Castle, converted to farm building with first floor granary and
adjoining wall to right. C16 with some later modifications and granary added mid-
late C19. Granite rubble with granite dressings and quoins, Delabole slate roof with
The basis of the plan is a small stoutly-built approximately square 3-storey block or
tower facing south. It is the only other substantial remainder of Pengersick Castle
(qv) and is probably co-eval (early C16). Its outer west and north walls formed the
far north-west corner of the castle's west (domestic) courtyard extending south and
east as curtains, linking this block or tower with the other buildings of the
courtyard. The wall which abutted to the south seems to have contained a gate, while
that running east to the hall still survives with lean-tos against it. This little
building is almost complete to ceiling height and its features support its use as the
porter's or gate-keeper's lodging. In the south-west corner remains of the drum of a
newel stair giving access to the floors above and to a parapet walk over the gate;
next to this a pistol loop and next again the doorway; a small fireplace in the back
wall. The first floor was altered in the later C19 but includes a small window to
the south and a pistol loop to the east. It is reached by C19 stone steps and door
on the west face. The second floor is now entirely C19 and extends the building
north over the bank as a granary with access in the back wall and a small casement-
moulded single light window to the east (probably re-used).
South front: 3 storeys, gable ended with irregular fenestration; ground floor door
far right with 3 centred head but jambs rebuilt wider and quoined; left of this a
pistol loop and left again a small single light casement-moulded window to stair
position (possibly re-used). First floor centre a similar single light window and
above right a C19 loading door; in the gable pigeon holes 4, 3 and 2 with re-used
piece of mid-C15 window tracery in apex.
The high wall adjoining right now serves as a retaining wall for part of its height.
It was partly rebuilt in C17 or C18 and reputedly formed the south side of a pound at
one time. Against south face a late lean-to store and on far right returning south a
C19 shippon on the site of the mediaevel hall.
Interior : has late C19 carpentry, original stair drum and ground floor fireplace
with chamfered lintel.
This group of buildings, though altered in the C19, are an important remnant of
Pengersick Castle deserving further research.
Sources : Mid C19 engraving of Castle by Buck; investigations by John Schofield.
Listing NGR: SW5815328441
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