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Pair of Gate Piers and Stiles at High Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in Constantine, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1026 / 50°6'9"N

Longitude: -5.181 / 5°10'51"W

OS Eastings: 172622

OS Northings: 27352

OS Grid: SW726273

Mapcode National: GBR Z6.9Q4T

Mapcode Global: FRA 081R.1DQ

Entry Name: Pair of Gate Piers and Stiles at High Gate

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158889

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66026

Location: Constantine, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Constantine

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


8/40 Pair of gate-piers and stiles at
- High Gate, Merthen


Pair of gate-piers at drive entrance to Merthen qv and adjoining stiles and seats.
Probably C17, the left (east) post replaced in C20. Tall granite monoliths about 2
metres high. The lower sections are rectangular on plan and the upper sections are
octagonal with pyramid stops and have chamfered tops. The new left hand post is not
quite a facsimile of the original right hand post which is roughly hewn on the outer
side of the lower section, suggesting that originally it would have been set against
the hedge (bank) before the granite grid stiles were built either side of the posts.
The bank at either side has a dressed granite retaining wall incorporating a stone
seat facing the stile. The right hand (west) post has a bench mark on its base.
There was once an avenue from this gateway leading south to Merthen (Henderson).
Source: Charles Henderson. A History of the Parish of Constantine in Cornwall.
page 117.

Listing NGR: SW7262227352

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