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The Sentry Box

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1168 / 50°7'0"N

Longitude: -5.4785 / 5°28'42"W

OS Eastings: 151427

OS Northings: 29880

OS Grid: SW514298

Mapcode National: GBR DXVC.PBH

Mapcode Global: VH130.0B38

Entry Name: The Sentry Box

Listing Date: 9 October 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327573

English Heritage Legacy ID: 69972

Location: St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall, TR17

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Michael's Mount

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

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Listing Text

MARAZION ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT
SW 53 SW

1/62 The Sentry Box

GV II*


Defensive wall with sentry box. C15. Battered granite rubble wall built over rocky
outcrop.
Plan: thick retaining wall with sentry box at its north end and gateway at its south
end. The wall is pierced by 3 embrasures splayed on both faces.
The sentry box is just large enough inside for a man to stand and is roofed with
corbelled granite slabs sloping down under a ridge slab. Small lookout opening to
the 3 outer sides and doorway to the inner (west) side.
The rocky outcrop within is the former St Michael's Chair, later to be resited on the
Church tower.


Listing NGR: SW5142629878

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

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