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Gatehouse About 40 Metres East of Lanhydrock House

A Grade I Listed Building in Lanhydrock, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.441 / 50°26'27"N

Longitude: -4.6964 / 4°41'46"W

OS Eastings: 208636

OS Northings: 63602

OS Grid: SX086636

Mapcode National: GBR N3.PRG8

Mapcode Global: FRA 171W.J6H

Plus Code: 9C2QC8R3+CF

Entry Name: Gatehouse About 40 Metres East of Lanhydrock House

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67552

Location: Lanhydrock, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Lanhydrock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Lanhydrock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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9/70 Gatehouse about 40 metres east of
25.10.51 Lanhydrock House


Gatehouse. Dated ILR 1651, for John and Lucy Robartes. Granite ashlar. Lead roof
behind parapet.
Plan: Rectangular plan gatehouse with octagonal tower to each side. There is a
central open passage at ground floor. The tower to right has a guard room at ground
floor and small unheated chamber above. The tower to left contains the stair and
closets. At first floor there is a central chamber, heated from a stack at the right
side which is concealed within the parapet. The gatehouse was originally attached to
the main house, which had an east range and forecourt walls ; those were demolished
circa 1780, leaving the gatehouse freestanding. In 1857, the gatehouse was again
attached to the house by the low garden walls, designed by George Gilbert Scott
Exterior: Symmetrical 2-storey gatehouse, with octagonal tower at each side, all on
moulded plinth with embattled parapet with obelisks with ball finials ; at the main
angles each die has a freestanding Doric column set in front of ramped supporters.
Central archway has a round arch with engaged columns and hood mould ; this outer
arch partly supports the first floor chamber, which is jettied over the outer
gateway. Inner rounded arched gateway with roll-mouldings and recessed spandrels,
hood mould with label stops. Round-arched niche with corbel to each side and cross
loop below. Pintles remain from the early gate, which is replaced by a cast iron
gate with brattished top panel, designed by George Gilbert Scott in 1857. There are
4 blank panels above the outer archway, and a 4-light chamfered granite window with
king mullion, engaged columns to sides and blank panel to each side ; hood mould
which is continued around the towers to right and left. The tower to right has blind
windows at ground floor with 4-centred arches, hollow-chamfered, with roundels in the
spandrels and an engaged column between the windows ; a cross-loop below each.
Similar widows at first floor. At the left side, the gatehouse has a 4-light
chamfered granite windw at first floor, with king mullion and hood mould ; similar 4-
light blind window at the right side. At the rear, a central 4-centred arched
gateway with engaged shafts with carved capitals at the sides, recessed spandrels and
square hood mould. String course and 5 panels over, recessed, the central panel a
diamond and the others cusped. The first floor chamber has 4-light window as at
front, with a recessed cusped panel to each side. Embattled parapet with obelisks.
The interior of the archway over the passage is ceiled, with plain moulded cornice.
To right is a door to the guard room, C20 replacement plank door. To left is a
panelled and studded C17 door with strap hinges. Both doorways are set in the angle
to front, with granite surrounds with 4-centred arches, with recessed spandrels with
roundels and cushion stops.
Interior: The stair in the tower to left is a winder ; at ground floor there is a
panelled C17 door, and a similar C17 panelled and studded door to the closet. The
first floor chamber has a granite fireplace, with basket arch, roll-moulded with
recessed spandrels. The doorway to the tower chamber is in granite, with 4-centred
hollow-chamfered arch, with roundels in the spandrels. The windows to the central
chamber have the king mullions with a moulding internally which is the same as the
moulded king mullions in the gallery in Lanhydrock House (q.v.). On the roof there
is a bellcote with bell dated 1811.

Listing NGR: SX0863663602

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