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LITTLE DENNIS BLOCKHOUSE, PENDENNIS CASTLE

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: LITTLE DENNIS BLOCKHOUSE, PENDENNIS CASTLE

List entry Number: 1270099

Location

LITTLE DENNIS BLOCKHOUSE, PENDENNIS CASTLE, CASTLE DRIVE

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Falmouth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1973

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Apr-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 460094

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

FALMOUTH

SW83SW CASTLE DRIVE 843-1/2/46 Little Dennis Blockhouse, Pendennis 23/01/73 Castle (Formerly Listed as: Little Dennis Blockhouse)

GV I

Blockhouse of castle. 1540-1545 as part of Henry VIII`s coastal defences, dismantled in 1654. Killas rubble with granite dressings, built into bedrock on the landward side; curved merlons to battlements on seaward side; roofless, originally lead; rubble stack beside staircase. D-shaped plan with very thick walls; slightly-projecting stair turret to one corner, doorway recessed to other corner. 4-centred arched doorway; the main gun port with flanking openings facing across the estuary and another gun port facing out to sea. INTERIOR: chamfered flat-headed fireplace; to the opposite wall a large 4-centred arch to splayed and ribbed gun station, with a blocked smoke vent above; a smaller gun station at right angles to this; the drum of newel stair left of the fireplace; large beam sockets and a coped parapet walk.



































Listing NGR: SW8274031546

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National Grid Reference: SW 82740 31546

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