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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BASTIONS AND WALLS OF STAR CASTLE

List entry Number: 1141188

Location

BASTIONS AND WALLS OF STAR CASTLE, THE GARRISON

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Isles of ScillyUnitary AuthoritySt. Mary's

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 12-Feb-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Dec-1992

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 62525

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History

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Details

ST. MARY'S

SV81SE THE GARRISON, Hugh Town 1358-0/3/86 Bastions and Walls of Star Castle 12/02/75 (Formerly Listed as: THE GARRISON, Hugh Town Star Castle)

GV I

Bastions and walls. 1593 with C18 additions. Architect/engineer Robert Adams. Roughly coursed granite rubble with dressed quoins; slate roofs; granite stacks. Eight-sided star-shaped plan. Single storey with some second storey additions. Battered walls to ditch has string-course divisions and coped parapet. Stairs, piers and walls across ditch to 2-storey entrance porch, slightly brought forward with moulded square-headed architrave, date 1593 and tablet with monogram ER above, and pyramidal roof to bracketed-out top storey above parapet level; C18 bellcote on parapet wall to left. Parapet with sally port openings. Ramparts above 3 pyramidal-roofed rectangular rooms, built as guardhouse, office, lock-up etc, with slit windows, stacks, and C19/20 plank doors and glazing-bar casements; that to the south-west angle is roofless. Raised platform at north-west angle. An important component of the late C16/17 fort centred around Star Castle (qv).

Listing NGR: SV8991310622

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National Grid Reference: SV 89913 10622

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