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Ince Castle

Hob Uid: 437472
Location :
Cornwall
Saltash
Grid Ref : SX4013056510
Summary : Rectangular brick building of two storeys with a projecting four storey tower at each corner. The main entrance is at first floor level, approached by a long flight of steps. Documentary evidence suggests that the house was built in 1653 but it appears earlier in style, more characteristic of a building of the 1620s or 1630s. If it was built in the early 17th century, the house may have been held against the Parliamentarians in 1646, before being captured. Alterations carried out during the 18th century include the remodelling of the tower roofs. The house was leased as a farmhouse between 1884 and 1920 and was restored in 1920-22 and again between 1937 and 1960.
More information : (SX 40135651) Ince Castle (NR) (1)

Ince Castle, probably early 17th century. A picturesque brick
building with stone dressings, having embattled parapet and
square corner towers; wing at back added in 1920s. (2,3)

Ince Castle is dated to 1653 according to documents but is c.1630 in style. It is remarkable in plan, style and use of brick, English Bond Brick with stone dressings. It is rectangular in plan and may relate to `toy forts' like the nearby Mont Edyecumbe House. The style with corner hursts may relate to current court fashion (i.e. Wilton). For a full discussion including rural building dates and builders see Christopher Hussey's articles in Country Life 16 March 1967 and 23 March 1967. (4)

Rectangular brick building of two storeys with a projecting four storey tower at each corner. The main entrance is at first floor level, approached by a long flight of steps. Documentary evidence suggests that the house was built in 1653 but it appears earlier in style, more characteristic of a building of the 1620s or 1630s. If it was built in the early 17th century, the house may have been held against the Parliamentarians in 1646, before being captured. Alterations carried out during the 18th century include the remodelling of the tower roofs. The house was leased as a farmhouse between 1884 and 1920 and was restored in 1920-22 and again between 1937 and 1960. (5-8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10 000 1972
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG (Prov HHR) Saltash MB Feb 1951 2
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Source Number : 3
Source : The Buildings of England
Source details : Buildings of England: Cornwall 1977 83 (N Pevsner)
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) District of Caradon 1982 1
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Source Number : 5
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the islands. Volume I : Anglesey - Montgomery
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Source Number : 6
Source : Country Life
Source details : 16-Mar-67
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Source Number : 7
Source : Country Life
Source details : 23-Mar-67
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Source Number : 8
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : http://www.ecastles.co.uk
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1620s-1630s
Monument End Date : 1639
Monument Start Date : 1620
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1646
Monument End Date : 1646
Monument Start Date : 1646
Monument Type : Fortified House, Fieldwork
Evidence : Extant Building, Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1653
Monument End Date : 1653
Monument Start Date : 1653
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C18
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : 1920-22
Monument End Date : 1922
Monument Start Date : 1920
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : 1937-1960
Monument End Date : 1960
Monument Start Date : 1937
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : From 1960
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Monument Start Date : 1960
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building

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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 60392
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 45 NW 8
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