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Latitude: 50.6535 / 50°39'12"N
Longitude: -4.363 / 4°21'46"W
OS Eastings: 233056
OS Northings: 86421
OS Grid: SX330864
Mapcode National: GBR NL.8147
Mapcode Global: FRA 17RB.VD8
Entry Name: Terrace House
Listing Date: 11 January 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1328022
English Heritage Legacy ID: 68056
Location: St. Stephens By Launceston Rural, Cornwall, PL15
Civil Parish: St. Stephens by Launceston Rural
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Launceston
Church of England Diocese: Truro
ST STEPHENS BY WERRINGTON PARK
SX 38 NW LAUNCESTON
9/162 Terrace House
Garden folly. Circa mid C18. Massive blocks of stone rubble to front with smaller
blocks on rear. Partly brick lined in Flemish bond. Now roofless.
Plan: Central chamber of overall rectangular plan with wide central entrance on
front. Two smaller cells to right and left, set back from main range. The left hand
cell has a blocked opening in the front, iron gates in the side and the remains of a
fireplace in the rear right hand corner. The left hand cell has a side entrance.
The folly is built into the steep bank which rises to rear.
Exterior: Probably originally a single storey low building, only its walls
surviving. Front range set forward with rusticated stone round headed arch with
keyblock and circa C19 iron gates. Possible window opening to left and slanted slit
opening in left hand side flanked with granite jambs and stanchion bar. The left
hand cell which is set back has a blocked square headed opening with keyblock. The
right hand cell, also set back, has a side opening.
Interior: Largely gutted. Brick lined.
In his Travels Through England Dr Richard Pococke recorded many of the follies found
in Werrington Park in 1750. The terrace house was possibly referred to as the
hermitage, similar recorded Pococke, to that in Richmond. He also recorded a ruinous
castle, a temple to the sun, a triumphant arch, a model of the tomb of Horatti (qv
The Sugar Loaves) and a large alcove seat close to the river, all follies probably
built for Sir William Morice qv. Werrington Park (house).
At time of inspection (1987) the Terrace House was considerably overgrown and some of
the upper wall sections had fallen.
Pococke, Dr Richard 'Travels Through England' 1750 published in Devon and Cornwall
Notes and Queries, Vol 1X, 207-208.
Listing NGR: SX3305686421
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