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Carn Brea Castle
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MoreOutdoor
N 50° 13.360 W 005° 14.680
30U E 339882 N 5565798
Quick Description: The Castle is a small stone folly decorated in the romantic ideal style of a medieval/gothic castle. It has an irregular layout with 4 rectangular turrets round a core of the same height and an embattled parapet. The building is built into a large stone outcrop with a steep drop on the rear.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/11/2016 12:47:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMT7XT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Castle was originally built as a chapel, in 1379, thought to be dedicated to St Michael It has been extensively rebuilt in different periods since, primarily in the 18th century by the Basset family as a hunting lodge. It is considered a Folly castle, due to the huge uncut boulders that make up part of its foundations, giving the impression of the building melting into the land.

Its use as a beacon for ships was recorded in 1898 when stipulated in the lease, the tenant agreeing to show a light in the north facing window. The castle had periods of disuse and disrepair in the 1950s to 1970s, until private renovation in 1975-1980. The building was classed by English Heritage as grade II listed in 1975
Accessibility: Full access

Condition: Intact

Admission Charge?: no

Website: Not listed

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