Rogers Tower
Rogers Tower

A miniature castle , a tiny square folly , probably used as look-out tower .
Built on the ramparts of an Iron Age Fort - Castle-an-Dinas , with fine views over St. Michael's Mount and Mounts Bay .
Built of Granite rubble with rubble dressings for John Rogers (1750-1832) in 1798 , so that it could be seen from his home at Treassowe Manor.
Of Gothic style with 4 corner turrets , each crowned with rounded pinnacles.
Flanking the central pointed doorway , facing south east , are 2 identical turrets with shouldered-arched window to the fronts and outer sides and blind slits over. The rear turrets are blind.
The Interior has a domed granite ceiling and access to each of the turrets.
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Location - North West of Castle Gate on the B3311 Penzance to St Ives Road.
Park at large Lay By , Castle Gate - take FP opposite B3309 - B3311 Road Junction.
Follow FP around Cornwall Councils - Castle-an-Dinas Quarry (Cormac).
Temporary Closure Signs may need to be crossed , work to stabilise a spoil tip appears to have been completed !!
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Alternatively it may be possible to Park near the 'Cornwall Wildlife Trust' - 'Bakers Pit NR' at the end of the lane at Georgia and walk from there.
Both routes may be boggy in places !!

Ref: 5473

Date: 11/02/2018

Location: SW 4852 3495

Rogers Tower

A miniature castle , a tiny square folly , probably used as look-out tower .
Built on the ramparts of an Iron Age Fort - Castle-an-Dinas , with fine views over St. Michael's Mount and Mounts Bay .
Built of Granite rubble with rubble dressings for John Rogers (1750-1832) in 1798 , so that it could be seen from his home at Treassowe Manor.
Of Gothic style with 4 corner turrets , each crowned with rounded pinnacles.
Flanking the central pointed doorway , facing south east , are 2 identical turrets with shouldered-arched window to the fronts and outer sides and blind slits over. The rear turrets are blind.
The Interior has a domed granite ceiling and access to each of the turrets.
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Location - North West of Castle Gate on the B3311 Penzance to St Ives Road.
Park at large Lay By , Castle Gate - take FP opposite B3309 - B3311 Road Junction.
Follow FP around Cornwall Councils - Castle-an-Dinas Quarry (Cormac).
Temporary Closure Signs may need to be crossed , work to stabilise a spoil tip appears to have been completed !!
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Alternatively it may be possible to Park near the 'Cornwall Wildlife Trust' - 'Bakers Pit NR' at the end of the lane at Georgia and walk from there.
Both routes may be boggy in places !!

Ref: 5473

Date: 11/02/2018

Location: SW 4852 3495