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Entrance Screen at Empacombe

A Grade II Listed Building in Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3553 / 50°21'19"N

Longitude: -4.1866 / 4°11'11"W

OS Eastings: 244552

OS Northings: 52889

OS Grid: SX445528

Mapcode National: GBR NT.VY7P

Mapcode Global: FRA 2833.BSN

Entry Name: Entrance Screen at Empacombe

Listing Date: 23 January 1968

Last Amended: 26 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160601

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61769

Location: Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall, PL10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Maker-with-Rame

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Maker

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


6/111 Entrance screen at Empacombe
(formerly listed as The Great
23.1.68 Gatehouse entrance to the walled
gardens of Mount Edgcumbe Park)


Entrance screen to kitchen garden of great house. Early C19 but apparently using
reset C16 or C17 features. Random slate and sandstone rubble with limestone, brick
and granite dressings. Screen wall of a sham fortification character. Entrance
flanked by towers flanked by broad buttressed walls. The cart doors are square-
headed with a hollow moulded granite surround. Above are 3 pointed arched blind
recessed panels. The towers are divided into 4 storeys by limestone bands, the
second and third storeys have the same recessed panels, the top storey has square
sunk panels. The flanking wall to the left has a foot arch with roll-moulded
surround. The wall top has a feature of blind recessed panels to give the
impression of battlements. The whole forms an impressive entrance feature to what
was the kitchen and fruit gardens of Mount Edgcumbe.

Listing NGR: SX4455252889

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

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