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Monument to H M Grylls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Helston, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1005 / 50°6'1"N

Longitude: -5.2777 / 5°16'39"W

OS Eastings: 165699

OS Northings: 27410

OS Grid: SW656274

Mapcode National: GBR Z1.0W3Z

Mapcode Global: VH133.GQRV

Entry Name: Monument to H M Grylls

Listing Date: 22 May 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196470

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385548

Location: Helston, Cornwall, TR13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Helston

Built-Up Area: Helston

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Helston

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


631-1/4/196 (West side)
22/05/72 Monument to H M Grylls


Memorial gateway giving access to bowling green on site of
former castle. 1834. By George Wightwick. By public
subscription to Humphry Millet Grylls. Granite ashlar with
plinth, weathered buttresses, strings and other details
including embattled parapet between tall crocketed pinnacles
over buttresses flanking doorway; angle buttresses with
gablets, all with turned finials. Rectangular plan. Gothic
style. Front and rear elevations identical; central 4-centred
arched doorway with sunk panels to spandrels; inscribed panel
with trefoil end above; flanking bays with tall trefoil-headed
niches and quatrefoils above; lower cornice enriched with
Tudor roses, parapet cornice over trefoil frieze. A
distinguished design, providing a visually prominent stop to
Coinagehall Street.
(Colvin H: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects
1600-1840: London: 1978-: 890).

Listing NGR: SW6569927410

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