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Cow House Including Surrounding Retaining Walls About 500 Metres South East of Caerhays Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Michael Caerhays, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2389 / 50°14'20"N

Longitude: -4.8437 / 4°50'37"W

OS Eastings: 197315

OS Northings: 41528

OS Grid: SW973415

Mapcode National: GBR ZT.W2YZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 08RD.DSB

Entry Name: Cow House Including Surrounding Retaining Walls About 500 Metres South East of Caerhays Castle

Listing Date: 15 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327072

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71633

Location: St. Michael Caerhays, Cornwall, PL26

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Michael Caerhays

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Caerhays

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 94 SE,
3/135

ST MICHAEL CAERHAYS,
Cow house including surrounding retaining walls about 500 metres south-east of Caerhays Castle

GV

II

Probably a cow house. C19. Red brick in English bond. Tiled conical roof.
Plan: Circular plan cow house, with doorways on opposite sides.
Exterior: The cow house is a single storey circular building with two doorways with
timber lintels; no windows.
The building is situated in an excavated circular hollow with stone rubble retaining
walls end access on the lower side. This is presumably to conceal it in the
landscape park.
Interior: The roof is supported on a central wooden post. There is a wooden manger.
Although the gardens are mainly of later C19, the park is possibly coeval with
Caerhays Castle itself, since Humphry Repton may have been consulted (D. Stroud).
Sources: Stroud, D.: Humphry Repton 1962.


Listing NGR: SW9731541528

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