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Polruan Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Polruan, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3297 / 50°19'47"N

Longitude: -4.6381 / 4°38'17"W

OS Eastings: 212336

OS Northings: 51085

OS Grid: SX123510

Mapcode National: GBR N6.XNGF

Mapcode Global: FRA 1855.8X0

Plus Code: 9C2Q89H6+VQ

Entry Name: Polruan Castle

Listing Date: 21 August 1964

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1329297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60592

Location: Lanteglos, Cornwall, PL23

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Lanteglos

Built-Up Area: Polruan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Lanteglos-by-Fowey

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Description

SX 15 SW LANTEGLOS-BY-FOWEY WEST STREET, POLRUAN

8/90 Polruan Castle

21/8/64
- II*

Blockhouse, now maintained ruin, erected circa 1540 and last used in 1666. One
of Henry VIII's forts erected to guard the entrance to Fowey River and was linked by
a large chain with a similar blockhouse on the Fowey side.
Rubble stone with ashlar dressings. Floors and roof now gone. Square in plan.
3 storeys. Entrance on south-east near centre. Chamfered round-headed arch. Small
rectangular loop embrasure to the right and 3 above. Oversailing parapet remains on
south corner. Small rectangular embrasures on other faces with 2 stone mullioned
windows on the north-east and a musket-loop on the north-west. Remains of stone
newel stairs on the east and south with steps up from the headland on the west.
Remains of fireplace and slate lintel on the first floor.
Owned by Polruan Town Trust and scheduled as an Ancient Monument.


Listing NGR: SX1233651085

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