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Forecourt walls, stiles and mounting block

A Grade I Listed Building in Townshend, Hayle, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1382 / 50°8'17"N

Longitude: -5.3581 / 5°21'29"W

OS Eastings: 160136

OS Northings: 31861

OS Grid: SW601318

Mapcode National: GBR FX49.Y7D

Mapcode Global: VH12W.2SQD

Plus Code: 9C2P4JQR+7P

Entry Name: Forecourt walls, stiles and mounting block

Listing Date: 26 August 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142259

English Heritage Legacy ID: 65747

Location: Breage, Cornwall, TR13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Breage

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Breage with Godolphin and Ashton

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


4/49 Forecourt walls, stiles and
mounting block


Forecourt walls, stiles and mounting block at Godolphin House (qv). C17. Granite
rubble with dressed granite quoins, jambs and copings. 2 parallel walls projecting
forward from the prinicpal front of Godolphin House and forming 2 sides of the
forecourt. At a short distance from the house, each wall is interrupted by a stile
in the form of a stone cattle grid between 2 stone benches (seats re-used in C17).
Their cheeks and backs stop the forecourt walls at a right angle. Outside the
forecourt and built onto its east wall and stile is an early C19 double privy with
symmetrical ashlar front (east) with 2 doorways. It has a hipped scantle slate roof.
Against the outside face of the west forecourt wall and near the stile on this side,
a large mounting block of 6 steps (qv Stables and Cobbled Pavements). The walls have
steep sided copings with roll ridges (qv Pengelly Barton Farmhouse, Breage). Within
the court there is a wide strip of cobbling immediately in front of the house and
another running from it to the west stile - remains of a radiating pattern which also
connected to the lodges.
Sources : William Borlase Antiquities and Natural History of Cornwall. Drawing also
by Borlase, RIC libary, Truro.

Listing NGR: SW6013631861

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