Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse :: Shared Description

Mount Edgcumbe blockhouse is a small square stone structure of two storeys opposite Devil's Point which controlled Barnpool beach and the entrance to the Hamoaze. It is thought to have been built c.1545, but the earliest mention of it is in 1602.
The building is 6.0m square with walls 1.0m thick. The doorway is granite in the north-west corner and was defended by a vertical slot like a portcullis slot but used as a machicolation. There are two gun ports splayed externally a little wider than internally, a probable third in north east wall. The roof and stairs are modern, and indications of a modern roof line are clear. The building is shaped like a low tower and the battlements are mostly old.
Grade II* listed. LinkExternal link
by N Chadwick
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SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Mount Edgcumbe Blockhouse by N Chadwick


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Created: Tue, 19 Apr 2016, Updated: Sun, 24 Dec 2017

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