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Garden Walls to Carclew House

A Grade II Listed Building in Mylor, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2016 / 50°12'5"N

Longitude: -5.103 / 5°6'10"W

OS Eastings: 178660

OS Northings: 38112

OS Grid: SW786381

Mapcode National: GBR ZC.DDQ3

Mapcode Global: FRA 086H.7T1

Entry Name: Garden Walls to Carclew House

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63466

Location: Mylor, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Mylor

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Mylor

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


3/185 Garden walls to Carclew House


Garden walls and terraces. C18 and C19. Flemish bond brick with scantle slate and
clay ridge tiled copings, killas rubble and some granite ashlar and granite steps,
gate-piers and copings, and incorporating some earlier materials in places including
some circa C16-C17 bricks, and with freestone and marble pieces of garden furniture
and ornamental garden features.
The plan is of linked rectangular enclosures, orientated roughly east west, with
terraces on 4 levels stepping down to ornamental pond to the east and kitchen garden
or orchard at north of west terrace. A boiler house is built into the north side of
the upper terrace walling, formerly to heat 4 large circa late C19 greenhouses which
stood within the upper 2, more sloping, levels. Gate-piers flanking steps between
terraces have panelled square granite monolith shafts with pagoda caps and ball
finials. Lower flight of steps has leaf shaped iron balusters and oak handrail.
Garden ornaments are mainly probably from other places and said to have been acquired
by a former owner, Jack Siley. These include a C18 sundial (possibly original to
Carclew), some ornamental benches, a greenhouse heater (original), 2 fine mermen
fountains in the pond and a freestone pergola with 6 columns on pedestal bases
surmounted by round-on-plan entablature supporting open wrought iron dome with
scrollwork decoration.
This is a fine planned arrangement of partly domestic and partly ornamental gardens
in a wooded valley setting within which are some unusual species of trees, including
a Locomb oak, said to have been planted in 1762.

Listing NGR: SW7866038112

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