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Latitude: 50.3543 / 50°21'15"N
Longitude: -4.1759 / 4°10'33"W
OS Eastings: 245307
OS Northings: 52752
OS Grid: SX453527
Mapcode National: GBR NV.W16X
Mapcode Global: FRA 2843.8ZL
Entry Name: Mount Edgcumbe House
Listing Date: 21 July 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1160959
English Heritage Legacy ID: 61834
Location: Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall, PL10
Civil Parish: Maker-with-Rame
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Maker
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 45 SE MAKER-WITH-RAME MOUNT EDGCUMBE COUNTRY PARK
7/178 Mount Edgcumbe House
Country house. Original house dated from mid C16 with C19 alterations; gutted,
outer walls only remaining, and rebuilt 1958, dated to rear. Random sandstone
rubble on rendered and lined out plinth, granite dressings, some doorways and
windows re-used, other copies. Plain tiled roof. Square plan with octagonal tower
to each corner.
2 storey front, with central 2-storey porch and 3-storey octagonal tower to each
end. Entrance porch has 2-centred arched roll-moulded doorway, with roundels in
spandrels, 2-light overlight with moulded corbel over, pilasters to sides, frieze
with segmental broken pediment with shield and cornucopiae in tympanum. Granite
mullioned window over, 4-light with king mullion, wave-moulded with ogee-headed
lights and carved spandrels; this window appears to be original. The other windows
are of similar design, but of 2 lights; some in the other elevations are facsimiles.
3 bays to each side of porch, 2 inner bays have 2-light window at ground and first
floor, outer bay has 4-light window at ground and first floor. Cill band, cornice
and embattled parapet carried round all centre bays including porch. Towers to ends
have 2-light window each side at each floor, with band courses, modillion cornice
and embattled parapet.
Left side has central 2-storey canted bay, with 4-centred arched doorway with
overlight, 2 single lights right and left, two 2-light windows and single light to
each side at first floor, embattled parapet. Bay to right and left, each with 3-
light window at ground and first floor. Octagonal rubble stack to inner side of
tower to right, windows as to front; stair turret to inner side of tower to left,
with lancets, cornice and embattled parapet.
Right side has 5 central bays, at first floor with windows of 2,3,4,3 and 2 lights,
ground floor has 4-centred arched roll-moulded doorway (re-used) with quatrefoils in
spandrels, 3,4,3 and 2-light windows to right. Flight of 8 steps to door, 6 multi-
pane basement windows. Tower to left has 2-light window at ground floor, tower to
right has 2-light window at first floor.
Rear has central 2-storey canted bay, with 4-light window to front and single lights
to sides. 2 bays to right, with 4-light windows at ground floor and 3-light windows
at first floor; 3 bays to left have two 3-light and one 2-light window at first
floor, at ground floor 3-light window to left and 2-light window to right, with
central 4-centred arched doorway with surround of 3 chamfered orders. Cill string,
cornice and embattled parapet. Tower to left has 2-light window, tower to right has
Interior Not inspected.
(Sources for all items in Mount Edgcumbe Country Park: Manpower Services Commission
Survey of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cornwall County Council 1983/84. Radcliffe,
E.: Buildings of England: Cornwall 1970. Country Life if 238, xi 317, cxvi 794,
cxxviii 1550, cxxviii 1550 and 1958. Rawlings, K.J.: Defence Works Plymouth Area
1300-1983. 1984. The Cornish Magazine, vol II for 1899: Edgcumbe, Lady Ernestine:
Listing NGR: SX4334551282
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