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HER Number:6233
Name:MOUNT EDGCUMBE - Medieval fortified house, Post Medieval fortified house

Summary

Mount Edgcumbe House was built between 1547 and 1550. It was altered in the C19 then substantially damaged by fire and bombing during World War II. Rebuilt in the 1960s.

Grid Reference:SX 4530 5274
Parish:Maker with Rame, Caradon, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status

  • Listed Building (II) 61834: MOUNT EDGCUMBE HOUSE

Other References/Statuses

  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 6233
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SX45SE 10

Monument Types

Full description

The fortified mansion in Mount Edgcumbe country park, mentioned by Carew (2) has been reconstructed. The mansion is lived in. Original house dated from mid C16 with C19 alterations; gutted, outer walls only remaining, and rebuilt 1958, dated to rear. Random sandstone rubble on rendered and lined out plinth, granite dressings, some doorways and windows re-used, other copies. Plain tiled roof. Square plan with octagonal tower to each corner. 2 storey front, with central 2-storey porch and 3-storey octagonal tower to each end (13).


<1> Sheppard, PA, 1974, Maker Checklist, VOL 13, 71 (Article in serial). SCO4403.

<2> Carew, R, 1969, The Survey of Cornwall 1602, 16, 166 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3044.

<3> Chope, R Pearse (Ed), 1967, Early Tours in Devon and Cornwall, 52, 121 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3058.

<4> LYSONS, D & S, 1822, TOPOGRAPHICAL HISTORICAL ACCOUNT DEVONSHIRE, VOL 6, 326 (Unedited Source). SCO5832.

<5> UNKNOWN, 18--, MS, 972 MA (Unedited Source). SCO5705.

<6> MARTIN, R, 1644, SIEGE PAMPHLET (Unedited Source). SCO5434.

<7> QUILLER-COUCH, AT (ED), 1898, UNKNOWN TITLE, VOL II, 36 (Unedited Source). SCO6590.

<8> Harris, G & Fl, 1963, Essays and Notes on the Rame Peninsula, 386 (Unpublished document). SCO3445.

<9> UNKNOWN, 1930, CPRE SURVEY OF CORNWALL, 66 (Unedited Source). SCO7172.

<10> UNKNOWN, 19--, MILLBROOK WI (Unedited Source). SCO6805.

<11> Society for Medieval Archaeology, 1957-, Medieval Archaeology Journal, VOL II, 208, 1958 (Article in serial). SCO7712.

<12> Jope, EM (Ed), 1961, Studies in Building History, 193-195, 208-212 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3758.

<13> English Heritage, 2011-, National Heritage List for England, http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=1160959&resourceID=5 (Website). SCO25105.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO4403 - Article in serial: Sheppard, PA. 1974. Maker Checklist. CA No 13. VOL 13, 71.
[2]SCO3044 - Bibliographic reference: Carew, R. 1969. The Survey of Cornwall 1602. 16, 166.
[3]SCO3058 - Bibliographic reference: Chope, R Pearse (Ed). 1967. Early Tours in Devon and Cornwall. 52, 121.
[4]SCO5832 - Unedited Source: LYSONS, D & S. 1822. TOPOGRAPHICAL HISTORICAL ACCOUNT DEVONSHIRE. MAGNA BRITANNIA. VOL 6, 326.
[5]SCO5705 - Unedited Source: UNKNOWN. 18--. MS. AT PLYMOUTH CITY LIBRARY. 972 MA.
[6]SCO5434 - Unedited Source: MARTIN, R. 1644. SIEGE PAMPHLET. IN PLYMOUTH CITY LIB.
[7]SCO6590 - Unedited Source: QUILLER-COUCH, AT (ED). 1898. UNKNOWN TITLE. THE CORNISH MAGAZINE. VOL II, 36.
[8]SCO3445 - Unpublished document: Harris, G & Fl. 1963. Essays and Notes on the Rame Peninsula. MS At RIC. 386.
[9]SCO7172 - Unedited Source: UNKNOWN. 1930. CPRE SURVEY OF CORNWALL. 66.
[10]SCO6805 - Unedited Source: UNKNOWN. 19--. MILLBROOK WI.
[11]SCO7712 - Article in serial: Society for Medieval Archaeology. 1957-. Medieval Archaeology Journal. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY. VOL II, 208, 1958.
[12]SCO3758 - Bibliographic reference: Jope, EM (Ed). 1961. Studies in Building History. 193-195, 208-212.
[13]SCO25105 - Website: English Heritage. 2011-. National Heritage List for England. http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=1160959&resourceID=5.

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