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Latitude: 50.2016 / 50°12'5"N
Longitude: -5.103 / 5°6'10"W
OS Eastings: 178660
OS Northings: 38112
OS Grid: SW786381
Mapcode National: GBR ZC.DDQ3
Mapcode Global: FRA 086H.7T1
Entry Name: Garden Walls to Carclew House
Listing Date: 12 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1310640
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63466
Location: Mylor, Cornwall, TR3
Civil Parish: Mylor
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Mylor
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 73 NE MYLOR
3/185 Garden walls to Carclew House
Garden walls and terraces. C18 and C19. Flemish bond brick with scantle slate and
clay ridge tiled copings, killas rubble and some granite ashlar and granite steps,
gate-piers and copings, and incorporating some earlier materials in places including
some circa C16-C17 bricks, and with freestone and marble pieces of garden furniture
and ornamental garden features.
The plan is of linked rectangular enclosures, orientated roughly east west, with
terraces on 4 levels stepping down to ornamental pond to the east and kitchen garden
or orchard at north of west terrace. A boiler house is built into the north side of
the upper terrace walling, formerly to heat 4 large circa late C19 greenhouses which
stood within the upper 2, more sloping, levels. Gate-piers flanking steps between
terraces have panelled square granite monolith shafts with pagoda caps and ball
finials. Lower flight of steps has leaf shaped iron balusters and oak handrail.
Garden ornaments are mainly probably from other places and said to have been acquired
by a former owner, Jack Siley. These include a C18 sundial (possibly original to
Carclew), some ornamental benches, a greenhouse heater (original), 2 fine mermen
fountains in the pond and a freestone pergola with 6 columns on pedestal bases
surmounted by round-on-plan entablature supporting open wrought iron dome with
This is a fine planned arrangement of partly domestic and partly ornamental gardens
in a wooded valley setting within which are some unusual species of trees, including
a Locomb oak, said to have been planted in 1762.
Listing NGR: SW7866038112
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