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Gatehouse About 40 Metres East of Lanhydrock House

A Grade I Listed Building in Lanhydrock, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.441 / 50°26'27"N

Longitude: -4.6964 / 4°41'46"W

OS Eastings: 208636

OS Northings: 63602

OS Grid: SX086636

Mapcode National: GBR N3.PRG8

Mapcode Global: FRA 171W.J6H

Entry Name: Gatehouse About 40 Metres East of Lanhydrock House

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67552

Location: Lanhydrock, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Lanhydrock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Lanhydrock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

LANHYDROCK LANHYDROCK PARK
SX 06 SE
9/70 Gatehouse about 40 metres east of
25.10.51 Lanhydrock House

GV I

Gatehouse. Dated ILR 1651, for John and Lucy Robartes. Granite ashlar. Lead roof
behind parapet.
Plan: Rectangular plan gatehouse with octagonal tower to each side. There is a
central open passage at ground floor. The tower to right has a guard room at ground
floor and small unheated chamber above. The tower to left contains the stair and
closets. At first floor there is a central chamber, heated from a stack at the right
side which is concealed within the parapet. The gatehouse was originally attached to
the main house, which had an east range and forecourt walls ; those were demolished
circa 1780, leaving the gatehouse freestanding. In 1857, the gatehouse was again
attached to the house by the low garden walls, designed by George Gilbert Scott
(q.v.).
Exterior: Symmetrical 2-storey gatehouse, with octagonal tower at each side, all on
moulded plinth with embattled parapet with obelisks with ball finials ; at the main
angles each die has a freestanding Doric column set in front of ramped supporters.
Central archway has a round arch with engaged columns and hood mould ; this outer
arch partly supports the first floor chamber, which is jettied over the outer
gateway. Inner rounded arched gateway with roll-mouldings and recessed spandrels,
hood mould with label stops. Round-arched niche with corbel to each side and cross
loop below. Pintles remain from the early gate, which is replaced by a cast iron
gate with brattished top panel, designed by George Gilbert Scott in 1857. There are
4 blank panels above the outer archway, and a 4-light chamfered granite window with
king mullion, engaged columns to sides and blank panel to each side ; hood mould
which is continued around the towers to right and left. The tower to right has blind
windows at ground floor with 4-centred arches, hollow-chamfered, with roundels in the
spandrels and an engaged column between the windows ; a cross-loop below each.
Similar widows at first floor. At the left side, the gatehouse has a 4-light
chamfered granite windw at first floor, with king mullion and hood mould ; similar 4-
light blind window at the right side. At the rear, a central 4-centred arched
gateway with engaged shafts with carved capitals at the sides, recessed spandrels and
square hood mould. String course and 5 panels over, recessed, the central panel a
diamond and the others cusped. The first floor chamber has 4-light window as at
front, with a recessed cusped panel to each side. Embattled parapet with obelisks.
The interior of the archway over the passage is ceiled, with plain moulded cornice.
To right is a door to the guard room, C20 replacement plank door. To left is a
panelled and studded C17 door with strap hinges. Both doorways are set in the angle
to front, with granite surrounds with 4-centred arches, with recessed spandrels with
roundels and cushion stops.
Interior: The stair in the tower to left is a winder ; at ground floor there is a
panelled C17 door, and a similar C17 panelled and studded door to the closet. The
first floor chamber has a granite fireplace, with basket arch, roll-moulded with
recessed spandrels. The doorway to the tower chamber is in granite, with 4-centred
hollow-chamfered arch, with roundels in the spandrels. The windows to the central
chamber have the king mullions with a moulding internally which is the same as the
moulded king mullions in the gallery in Lanhydrock House (q.v.). On the roof there
is a bellcote with bell dated 1811.


Listing NGR: SX0863663602

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