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

Name: ENTRANCE GATE AND FLANKING WALLS FORMING MOCK FORTIFICATIONS TO EAST OF PRIDEAUX PLACE

List entry Number: 1289743

Location

ENTRANCE GATE AND FLANKING WALLS FORMING MOCK FORTIFICATIONS TO EAST OF PRIDEAUX PLACE

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

County District District Type Parish
CornwallUnitary AuthorityPadstow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 24-Apr-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 20-May-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 396525

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Details

PADSTOW PRIDEAUX PLACE, Padstow SW 9075-9175 8/121 Entrance gate and flanking walls 24.4.53 forming mock fortications to east of Prideaux Place (formerly listed as Entrance Gate)

GV I

Entrance gate and flanking walls forming mock fortifications to east of Prideaux Place (qv). Probably added either by Edmund Prideaux in 1728-45 or by his son Humphrey before 1758 when they are illustrated in a print by Borlase. Slate stone rubble with moulded plinth and Catacleuse stone arch to entrance. The piers are square on plan forming crenellated turrets and the flanking walls continue along the east side of the garden to Prideaux Place. 2 square crenellated turrets with moulded plinths, each with 3 narrow slits, flank a stone rubble crenellated wall which is set back and has a reset circa late C16 Catacleuse stone 4-centred arch with moulded jambs terminating in elaborate scroll stops. The spandrels are carved and the hood mould is moulded. The walls to north and south are crenellated and were extended in front of the north wing probably in the early C19. They were further extended to form a crenellated screen to the stable yard (qv Footbridge over lane to estate yard and flanking walls forming north end of mock fortifications to north east of Prideaux Place). A drawing of the front of Prideaux Place by Edmund Prideaux illustrates the house prior to the alterations of the gables of the north east and south east wings and includes the temple (qv) but does not show the mock fortifications. However,the Borlase print of 1758 shows the existing entrance and flanking walls which on the north, extend from the north east corner of the house to the front. Kelly, Francis. HBMC report Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall. Cornforth, J. 'Prideaux Place, Cornwall - II' Country Life February 8 1962

Listing NGR: SW9140875578

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 8 February, (1962)
Other
Kelly, Francis , Prideaux Place Padstow Cornwall, Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission Report,
Part 8 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly,

National Grid Reference: SW9140875578

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