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Queen Adelaides Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Torpoint, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3186 / 50°19'6"N

Longitude: -4.1901 / 4°11'24"W

OS Eastings: 244180

OS Northings: 48809

OS Grid: SX441488

Mapcode National: GBR NT.Y9L7

Mapcode Global: FRA 2836.3G4

Plus Code: 9C2Q8R95+CX

Entry Name: Queen Adelaides Chapel

Listing Date: 23 January 1968

Last Amended: 26 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310617

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61735

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


8/77 Queen Adelaide's Chapel (formerly
listed as the Grotto)

Eyecatcher in the form of a chapel or grotto. 1827/28, built to commemorate the
visit of William IV to Mount Edgcumbe. Built on the edge of the cliff and partly cut
out of the solid rock; slatestone rubble walls with granite dressings and slate roof.
Irregular plan, with tunnel entrance to left and 3-sided chamber to right, forming 3
gabled sides each under separate roof; internal triangular recess in rear, carved out
of the cliff. Picturesque Gothic style.
Tunnel to left has 4-centre arched entrance to left side; 2 bays long, divided by a
buttress and with a diagonal buttress to left end, with string course above
buttresses and embattled parapet. The chamber to right has 3 splayed bays to front,
each with 4 centred arched opening. Central arch of one plain granite order, outer
arches of 2 orders. Each arch has slatestone relieving arch and swept buttress left
and right, surmounted by small granite obelisk finials. One obelisk to right of
central arch missing. Coped gable over each arch. Wall is returned to rear right,
also embattled.
Interior The tunnel and the chamber have stone vaulted roofs. To the rear of the
chamber, the triangular recess in the rock has bench carved out of the rock, with
sockets remaining for fixing wooden seating.
Property of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.

Listing NGR: SX4334551282

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

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