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Ince Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Saltash, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3867 / 50°23'12"N

Longitude: -4.2501 / 4°15'0"W

OS Eastings: 240135

OS Northings: 56514

OS Grid: SX401565

Mapcode National: GBR NR.T04F

Mapcode Global: FRA 18Z0.XQ6

Entry Name: Ince Castle

Listing Date: 17 January 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1329260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60392

Location: Saltash, Cornwall, PL12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Saltash

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Stephen-by-Saltash

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

Ince Castle
SX 45 NW 4/20 17.1.52
1653 according to documents, but circa 1630 in style. Remarkable in plan, style
and in use of brick. English bond brick with stone dressings and hipped slate roof.
Rectangular with 4 storey projecting towers at corners with pyramidal roofs above
modillion eaves cornices. Embattled parapet. 2 storey continuous moulded cornice.
with bund over ground floor. Glazing bar sash windows, mostly C18 and reproduction
main entrance to west, approached by a long flight of steps to first floor level.
Segment headed granite doorway, disused, flanked by pairs of mullion windows under
commondrip, pediment over and cornice raised over it. Ground floor windows are
C19 tripartite variety (see others on ground floor). 2 windows (on ground floor of
flanking towers) retain plain stone mullion casements under segmented arch.
Interior: modern Chinese Chippendale staircase in front. South-east tower contains
a mid C17 staircase. The plan may relate to 'toy forts' like the nearby Mont
Edyecumbe House. The style with corner hursts may relate to current court fashion
(see Wilton). The first floor entry (as in the earlier castle keeps) is quite
anachronistic and idiosyneratic. For full appreciation and for discussion of rival
building dates and builders see Christopher Hussey's articles in Country Life 16
March 1967 and 23 March 1967.

Listing NGR: SX4013556514

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

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