Ancient & Important Buildings & Structures

In Saltash Civil Parish there are several intact buildings, and some partial survivals, which date from before 1600. There are also several Grade 1 listed buildings and structures. (Please note that the 800 by 600 pixels photographs linked to from this page will by default open in this window or tab, with no site navigation menu; you will have to use your browser's 'back' function to return here.)

Trematon Castle

Trematon Castle is a Norman motte-and-bailey castle dating from the 11th century. The crenellated wall to north-east of the keep is Grade 2 listed, as are the Higher Lodge within the bailey, and the mediaeval doorway north-east of the keep. There are also three Grade 2 listed Tudor archways in the castle grounds. The castle is open to the public in summer. – Location

St Stephens Church

St Stephens by Saltash, a Grade 1 listed Norman church dating from the 11th century, is the original parish church. Much of the present building is 15th century, but there are still a Norman font and some Norman remains in the tower. Visible in this picture, in the angle between the porch and the nave, is a Grade 2 listed mediaeval cross. There is also a Grade 2 listed mediaeval font immediately south-east of the church, now in use as a flower bed. – Location

St Nicholas & St Faith

St Nicholas & St Faith is a Grade 1 listed Norman church dating from the 12th century. The church still retains many Norman features including its tower, the south door (now filled in, but visible in this picture), and much of its walls and masonry. Its unusual font is also believed to be Norman. The south porch, visible in this picture, is 15th century. – Location

Erth Barton: There is a Grade 2 listed 13th century chapel, now used as a barn, at Erth Barton. – Location

Shillingham: At Shillingham Farmhouse are the ruins of a Grade 2 listed early 14th century chapel. – Location

Wivelscombe: At Wivelscombe Manor are the remains of a Grade 2 listed 14th century chapel. – Location

Mary Newman's Cottage

Mary Newman's Cottage, a Grade 2 listed building, is a 15th century Tudor house containing period furniture on loan from the Victorian and Albert Museum, with a delightful garden at the rear. The house and garden are open to the public in summer. – Location

Trehan: There is a small 15th century Grade 2 listed cross at the crossroads in Trehan. – Location

Kingsleigh House Tudor archway

The 16th century granite archway in the boundary wall of Kingsleigh House is Grade 1 listed. – Location

Lower Fore Street Tudor doorway

The granite doorway of 43 Lower Fore Street dates from the 16th century and is Grade 2 listed. – Location

Tamar Street 1584 doorway

There is a Grade 2 listed granite doorway dated 1584 incorporated into the modern flat at 10 Tamar Street. – Location

Town Quay

Saltash's Town Quay dates from the 16th century. In 1584 Queen Elizabeth I granted Saltash a new charter, which mentioned "the defect of the structure, enclosure and walling of . . . the quay of the town", as a consequence of which the quay was duly rebuilt around 1586. – Location

former Passage House Inn

The former Passage House Inn, immortalised in J M W Turner's 1811 painting, dates from the late 16th century and is Grade 2 listed. The building was partly demolished in the 1960s. – Location

Ince Castle: The oldest brick building (and the only 17th century brick house) in Cornwall, Ince Castle is a Grade 1 listed fortified manor house, dating from the 17th century. The grounds are occasionally open to the public. – Location

Royal Albert Bridge

The Grade 1 listed Royal Albert Bridge, constructed to Isambard Kingdom Brunel's unique design and completed in 1859, is the only one of its type to carry main line trains. – Location

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page updated 2016-06-07

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