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The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Cornwall, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up.

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Historic houses in alphabetical order

Including Castles, Abbeys, Priories, Friaries, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest

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Antony House

Arwenack Manor built in 1385 and then largely rebuilt around 1567-1571 by Sir John Killigrew, the first Governor of Pendennis Castle. At that time it was described as 'the finest and most costly house in the country'. The Killigrew family were amongst the the most powerful families in Cornwall and lived at Arwenack for around 16 generations. The infamous female pirate, Elizabeth Trewinnard, Lady Killigrew, was the wife of John Killigrew of Arwenack. In the 1540s, King Henry VIII built Pendennis Castle on Sir John Killigrew's land and made him the first hereditary captain of the castle which meant he controlled all of the shipping in the Falmouth area. However, Sir John used his privileged position to prey on the cargoes of the ships that came within his reach. Arwenack House, Falmouth In 1567, Arwenack House was fortified as a stronghold and used to store merchandise stolen in raids on ships. Elizabeth and her husband paid large fees to harbour and city officials, bribing them to look the other way when carrying out their illicit activities. Elizabeth played an active role in the piracy, and apparently enjoyed the adventure more than her husband. She took a Spanish ship which sought shelter in Falmouth harbour, killed most of the crew and removed its cargo. She and her husband received and stored stolen goods at their home, Arwenack House. In 1582, she was arrested and sentenced to death. Queen Elizabeth I eventually pardoned her, and she was released from prison. The Killigrew family are considered the true founders of Falmouth. Sir Walter Raleigh stayed with the Killigrews at Arwenack House and reputedly convinced Sir John Killigrew of the potential of the port. In 1613, Sir John Killigrew truly founded Falmouth. This was not particularly popular with the people of Truro and Penryn as their monopoly on the local trade was greatly affected. Arwenack Manor was destroyed by fire in 1645 during the Civil War. All that remains of the former medieval building is a derelict portion of windowed wall, once part of the magnificent banqueting hall. There has long been speculation that John Killigrew himself ignited the fire to ensure the Parliamentarians would not revel in the satisfaction. The Manor was eventually rebuilt in 1786 on a smaller and less grand scale. Peter Killigrew who was persuaded by King Charles II to make the town the Royal Mail Packet Station, where letters and gold bullion were sent from around the world, bringing wealth and influence to Falmouth and the Killigrews. The Killigrew family's dominance ended in the eighteenth century when Peter Killigrew's son was killed in a duel. His son-in-law Martin took the Killigrew name, but he produced no heirs bringing to an end one of the most powerful dynasties in Cornwall. The Manor steadily fell to neglect and in the 1970’s fell victim to yet a further fire. Extensive restoration work commenced and today the Grade II listed building is made up of private apartments and a house. Across the road from Arwenack House stands an obelisk (above right), which was erected by Martin Killigrew in 1737, it has no markings on it and therefore its purpose is uncertain. An adjacent plaque recites an extensive family history.


Boconnoc House was built in the 18th century by two members of the Pitt family: one wing was built ca. 1721 by Thomas Pitt, Governor of Madras, and the other in 1772 by Thomas Pitt, 1st Baron Camelford. The two wings formed an L-shape and the grounds are finely landscaped: on a hill behind the house is an obelisk in memory of Sir Richard Lyttelton (1771). During the 19th century the estate passed into the ownership of the Fortescues who made some alterations to the structure in 1883: there are some more recent additions and the south wing was demolished in 1971. The parish church is behind the house and fairly small: it contains an interesting 15th-century font and a monument to Penelope Mohun, 1637.

Bonython Manor Sir John Langdon Bonython told The Literary Digest: "Bonython is a Cornish name and the accent is on the second syllable: Bon-y'thon, y as in spy. The ancient family located at Bonython in the Lizard district at a very early period. Existing deeds show that Stephen Bonython was in possession of the family lands in 1277."[5] However the family had lived in the area for well over 1,000 years before leaving Bonython Manor in the 17th century. Some of the St Agnes Donnithorne family then settled in colonial South Australia in the mid Victorian period after the bankruptcy of Nicholas Donnithorne in the early part of the 19th century. However, Bonython Manor had passed out the hands of the St Agnes Donnithorne family well before then. The name Bonython changed phonetically several times over the centuries giving birth to branches with differing spellings, including the historic Donnithorne family of St Agnes which evolved from Bonython over two centuries from c1500.

Boswednack Manor Boswednack Manor and Treen Manor which in 1814 were both owned by William Arundell Harris.


Caerhays Castle In the Early Middle Ages, the manor belonged to the Arundell family. The earliest record of the name is Karihaes in 1259, and is recorded as Carihays in 1379, but its original meaning is obscure. In about 1379, it passed by marriage to the Trevanion family after the marriage of Robert Trevanion to Johanna Arundell, daughter and heiress of Rudolph Arundell of Caerhays.[3] John Trevanion inherited the estate in 1703 after which he improved the manor house existing on the site and developed gardens. With the death of William Trevanion in 1767, the male line of the Trevanion family became extinct, and the estate passed to his sister's son, John Bettesworth.[5] In 1801, when Bettesworth's 21-year-old son inherited Caerhays, he adopted the additional name of Trevanion, becoming known as John Bettesworth-Trevanion. John Bettesworth-Trevanion built the present castle on a site close to the former manor house; his architect was the Anglo-Welsh John Nash.[6] Bettesworth-Trevanion became a Member of Parliament for Penryn in 1807, the same year that construction began. It was completed in 1810. The castle was built close to the site of the original ancient home that had itself undergone expansion during the reign of King Henry VIII.[1] After Bettesworth-Trevanion left for Paris, unable to pay his bills, Michael Williams II purchased Caerhays from his creditors in 1854. Michael Williams II's younger brother, Sir William Williams, 1st Baronet, of Tregullow (1791–1870) was created a baronet in 1866. As the house had been unoccupied for over a decade and had not been watertight for some of that time, Williams, with his son John Michael Williams (1813–1880), JP, DL, initiated an extensive repair programme. Michael Williams II died in 1858 and left Caerhayes to his eldest son John Michael Williams (1813–1880), whilst he left Scorrier House to his sixth son George Williams (1827–1891), DL, JP, High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1875. After the death of John Michael Williams in 1880 his second son, John Charles Williams (1861–1939), then aged 18, inherited the Caerhays estate. (His elder brother was Michael Williams (1857–1899) of Gnaton Hall, who died without progeny).[7] John Charles Williams married in 1884, at which time the house again went through restoration and alteration. He became a plantsman, sponsoring plant hunting expeditions in order to fill the castle garden with new acquisitions. Seeds brought back from China by Ernest Henry Wilson in 1903 were donated to J.C. Williams by Harry Veitch.[8] The current owner in 2012 is Charles Williams.

Carclew House

Carn Brea Castle

Cotehele House Probably originating circa 1300, the main phases of building appear to have been started by Sir Richard Edgcumbe from 1485–89 and followed by his son, Sir Piers Edgcumbe, from 1489-1520.[1] This house is one of the least altered of the Tudor houses in the United Kingdom. The outbuildings include a stone dovecote in a remarkable state of preservation. For centuries a home of the Edgcumbe family, the house and estate are now under the care of the National Trust. The grounds stretch down to a quay on the River Tamar where there is an outpost of the National Maritime Museum. The gardens and parkland are listed as Grade II● on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. Cotehele was used in the filming of Trevor Nunn's 1996 film adaptation of Twelfth Night.


Duporth House was owned by Charles Rashleigh, who developed Charlestown. The site was sold in 1933 to Seaside Holiday Camps Ltd and the camp opened by the Whitsun of 1934.[1] During the second world war the camp was requisitioned by the War Office and the Indian Army and American Army were stationed there.[1] After the war it returned to being a holiday camp. Butlins bought the camp in 1972 and it opened as one of their Smaller Freshfields sites.[2] In 1985, The Rank Group owner of Butlins at that time, also bought Haven Holidays and certain sites including Duporth rebranded to the sister company (There is some anecdotal evidence that in the early 1980s Duporth was branded under another sister company's name, Warner Holiday Camps. The Manor was demolished in 1989 after it became uneconomical to repair.[1] Duporth was owned by Haven Holidays until the early 2000s, then sold several times into private ownership. The capacity of the park was around 1200, with a combination of chalets and caravans, and self-catering and half board holidays.



Fir Hill Manor is a manor house near Colan, mid-Cornwall, England, dating from the 1850s. In 1994, it was the subject of a BBC Bristol documentary, which tells the story of former Newquay policeman Derek Fowkes as he searches for absentee landlord, John Paget Figg-Hoblyn. John Paget Figg-Hoblyn was the actual rightful heir to the estate after the death of his father, Francis, who died in 1965. The inheritance was not settled for over 40 years. The estate had shrunk to 1,000 acres (400 ha) estate during that period.

Fowey Blockhouse The Fowey chain tower, known as Fowey Blockhouse, is one of only five known to exist in England. It and the chain tower on the opposite bank of the River Fowey at Polruan are the earliest chain towers to have been constructed. Although it was not in use as a chain tower for long, becoming obsolete in the 1520s when St Catherine's Castle at Fowey was built, it did undergo some alterations, as indicated by the blocked doorway and window. Despite the loss of its south east wall, the tower survives well as a good example of its class.


● Godolphin House is a National Trust property situated in Godolphin Cross, 7 km (4.3 mi) north-west of Helston in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The Estate is the former seat of the Dukes of Leeds and the Earls of Godolphin. It contains a Grade 1 listed Tudor/Stuart mansion, complete with early formal gardens (dating from circa 1500) and Elizabethan stables (circa 1600). The present house is remnant of a larger mansion. At one time it was a secondary seat of the Dukes of Leeds, but the Duke sold it in 1929.[2] The Godolphin Estate came into the ownership of the National Trust in 2007


Heligan estate


Ince Castle



Killigarth Manor It has a 1872 datestone which marks the date when the older house was demolished, though its materials used in the building of the present house. Killigarth Manor is used as holiday accommodation.[1] In the grounds are a holiday and caravan park.[2] The small housing estate of Carey Park is nearby. The old manor house was described by Jonathan Couch in his History of Polperro (1871): "At the top of the eastern hill ... is the neat old manor-house of Killigarth, with its antique square-headed and granite-mullioned windows, its respectable arched doorways, and massive chimneys ... The house has on the second stage, a fine room, now used as a sleeping apartment; but, from its dimensions and the labour bestowed on its decoration, evidently once the state room of the house."[3] Killigarth was probably owned by John de Kylgat, who is listed by Richard Carew as being among those who had estates of £20 a year in the reign of Edward I. In the reign of Henry VI it was in the possession of the Bere family from whom it passed through an heiress to the Beville family. Sir William Beville lived here in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the last male heir of his family, who is said to have died after being gored by a bull.[4]


Lanhydrock House

Lanteglos Country House Hotel, renowned 19th century ecclesiastical architect Augustus Welby Pugin, who was famous for his work on the Palace of Westminster, built the house in 1847 as a parsonage for the adjacent St Julitta church. It has been a hotel now for around 46 years, the building retains a great sense of traditional style

Launceston Castle

Launceston Town Wall Part of the town wall is still in existence including the South Gate of two arches. The White Hart Hotel incorporates a Norman doorway possibly removed from the Castle. New Bridge (early 16th century) crosses the River Tamar: it is of granite. Two old bridges cross the River Kensey: one mediaeval and one built in 1580. The Baptist chapel is late 18th century and a number of Georgian houses may also be seen.

Lawrence House Launceston's Museum is housed in a fine Georgian house built in 1753, located in a street which John Betjeman described as "having the most perfect collection of 18th century townhouses in Cornwall". It is located in Castle Street, and was built by former Mayor Humphrey Lawrence. The property is owned by the National Trust, but is leased to the Town Council who are responsible for its maintenance and upkeep.

Liskeard castle

Little Dennis Blockhouse Little Dennis, at the foot of Pendennis Headland, formed part of the defences of the natural harbour at Falmouth. This artillery fort was built by Henry VIII during the 1540s

// Duchy Palace

Image by Buck Brothers - Universal British Traveller, Public Domain, WIKI


Manor of Alverton

Merthen Manor House, The land of Merthen was originally part of the manor of Winnianton, which was given to Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall by his brother, Henry III, in 1225, who then swapped it with Gervase de Tintagel for Tintagel Castle.[1] Ralph Reskymer obtained Merthen in the early part of the 15th century, and it became family seat of the Reskymers. The current manor house is thought to have been built in 1575 by John Reskymer and his wife Grace, due to their coat of arms over the entrance, although it may originate earlier and the coat of arms are an indication a remodelling or reduction.[2] Grace died in 1627, 10 years after her husband, and in 1629 it was sold to Sir Francis Vyvyan of Trelowarren and has remained with the family since. In the early 19th century the house was remodelled again, and the interior was renovated in the 20th century

Mount Edgcumbe was the principal seat of the Edgcumbe family since Tudor times, many of whom served as MP before Richard Edgcumbe was raised to the peerage as Baron Edgcumbe in 1742. His 2nd son, George, was advanced to the rank of Earl in 1789. Sir Richard Edgcumbe built the house between 1547 and 1553. It was gutted during World War II by German bombs in 1941, with the restoration process beginning in 1958 at the 6th Earl's instigation.[1] In 1971, the 7th Earl[2] sold the estate to Cornwall County Council and Plymouth City Council, and it has been open to the public since 1988. Its interiors have been restored to 18th century styles. It is currently run by Ian Berry, the Park Manager, and Nicholas Butcher, the Head Ranger, assisted by Gary Fry and Craig Penwill. Gary Fry runs "Bushcraft" courses throughout the year, which are overnight camp-outs and crash courses in living from the wild.




Pawton Palace The Manor of Pawton, already established in Saxon times, was very large, extending to six whole parishes and parts of four others. It was granted to the Bishops of Sherborne by King Egbert of Wessex and held by their successors until it was alienated under Henry VIII. In 1086 there were 44 hides of land, land for 60 ploughs, 40 villagers and 40 smallholders; pasture 12 sq leagues, woodland 2 sq leagues. Charles G. Henderson wrote in 1925 that slight remains of the bishop's palace and deer park were still to be seen. On the down above Pawton is a very large barrow with massive dolmen. At Nanscowe Farm a pillar stone of the 5th or 6th century with inscription meaning 'To the son of Ulcagnus; and to Severus' (in Latin).

// Pencarrow

By Andy Titcomb - Own work by the original uploader, Public Domain, WIKI

Construction of Pencarrow started in the 1760s, extending an older house on the site, by the fourth Sir John Molesworth, and then completed after his death in 1766, by his son the fifth Sir John Molesworth.[3] The architect was Robert Allanson and Pencarrow was probably his finest achievement. The surrounding woodlands and gardens, laid out by Sir William Molesworth between 1831 and 1835, now contain 160 species of specimen conifers, 700 species of rhododendrons and 60 species of camellias, and an Italian garden, a granite rockery and lake. Araucaria araucana derives its popular name of "monkey puzzle tree" from what happened when a young specimen of it at Pencarrow was shown to a group of friends of the owner; one of them made the remark "It would puzzle a monkey to climb that"; as the species had no existing popular name, first 'monkey puzzler', then 'monkey puzzle' stuck. Sir Arthur Sullivan wrote the score to Iolanthe whilst a guest in the house. A German company filmed a version of the Rosamunde Pilcher novel The Red Dress here in the summer of 1998.

Pendennis Castle
Pengersick Castle is a fortified manor house near Praa Sands which is a Grade II● listed building. The house is of late medieval date and features one of the few towers of its type preserved in Britain.[7] John Milliton of Pengersick Castle became High Sheriff of Cornwall and Pengersick Castle was also improved around 1530 as a fortified manor house after the wreck of a valuable Portuguese ship.[8] Rumours of ghosts and devil-worship[9] surround the castle.[10] The ghost of John Milliton is said to haunt the castle. Legend says that he attempted to poison his wife, but she switched goblets with him and the Devil was all too happy to take them both to hell.[11] Historical research has proven some of these stories to be false: no monks were murdered there (although one was assaulted by Henry Pengersick), the supposed plague pits featured in the television programme Most Haunted were located in another part of the castle,[12] and the Black Dog is reported to be a myth created by 19th century smugglers to frighten people away.[12] Additionally, Sir John Milliton died in 1570, and his wife in 1579

Penhallam Manor

Penpol, Lesnewth was once home to Mike Raven, a well-known radio DJ who presented on various pirate radio stations and on BBC Radio 1. Before that it was left derelict as a pig-house for hundreds of years. It was originally in possession of one of the leading families of Lesnewth and Boscastle, the graves of some of its members can be found in Lesnewth and St Juliot (as designed by Thomas Hardy) churchyards today. During World War II, Penpol was used as a posting house for both US and UK air-force troops and later for children evacuated from cities and towns. The building was designed with no windows and no upstairs floor and has since been renovated heavily in the 1970s and again in the 2000s. Non-original windows date back to the early 17th century and the north-east rear of the building was once believed to have a lean-to pergola style frame which has since either perished or been destroyed

Pentillie Castle

Peregrine Hall Built in 1864 on land donated by Thomas James Agar-Robartes, the owner and 1st Baron of Lanhydrock, the house was designed by George Edmund Street, an eminent architect of his day, who had strong connections with the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood and designed the Law Courts in the Strand, London as well as Gothic style churches throughout Europe. The house, standing on a hill overlooking the town of Lostwithiel, a gun site during the Civil War, was first known as St Faith's House of Mercy. The Church of England order of nuns from St Mary's, Wantage, ran the house as a refuge for "wayward girls" who were rescued from Bodmin Jail and put to work running a laundry which served Lanhydrock Estate and the local community. The Chapel was added in 1876 and the West Wing, built in the memory of Revd. Arthur Tatham, one of the founders of the house, was added over two periods in 1875 and 1883, completing the structure as it is seen today.. In 1949, the house was purchased by the Youth Hostel Association who ran it as a hostel until 1970. The house was then purchased privately and underwent the first conversion into holiday accommodation. An ongoing programme of improvement and refurbishment by successive owners has resulted in the quality accommodation of today.

Polraen Country House Hotel It was built of Cornish granite circa 1740 reputedly as a coaching inn at the hamlet of Sandplace on the old road from Liskeard to Looe and remained part of the large Morval Estate until it was sold to Peter Bessell, Liberal MP for South East Cornwall in the 1960s. Remembered to this day by many locals as the family home of their former Member of Parliament, Peter Bessell fled abroad in an attempt to escape debts so Polraen Country House was sold back to the Morval Estate. It quickly changed hands and was converted to a small hotel in the 1970s by the Hagan Family returning it to the tradition of providing bed and breakfast to passing travellers. Meanwhile, living in California, Peter Bessell agreed to return to the UK in exchange for protection from prosecution, in order to give evidence at the infamous murder conspiracy trial of the former Liberal Party Leader Jeremy Thorpe who was accused of attempting to murder his gay lover. Gill and Martin in the Polraen Country House barAfter the Hagans, the next owners were our predecessors, Joyce and Peter Allcroft who ran Polraen for 17 years until February 2000 when we moved with our two small children, then aged 5 and 2, from Wimbledon in London to Looe. We turned our backs on city life and our previous careers in marketing and financial services in seek of a different lifestyle – to bring up our children in a wonderful place and to be near their grandmother who had retired to live in Looe six years earlier.

Polruan Blockhouse built in the 14th century that guards the entrance to the river Fowey, one of a pair—its partner being situated on the Fowey side of the river. The Polruan blockhouse well preserved due to the efforts of various enthusiastic councillors and conservationists on the Polruan side of the river, in contrast to the blockhouse in Fowey.[citation needed] Between the two blockhouses was strung a defensive chain to prevent enemy ships entering the harbour, the chain being lowered for friendly vessels. This was primarily used during the wars with the Dutch.

Port Eliot

Prideaux Place

Prospidnick Manor once belonged to the Arundells, then Christopher Wallis and in 1872 was reported to be in the property of his representative CW Popham.[13] The Prospidnick Long Stone is a 3 metres (9.8 ft) high standing stone, a large granite menhir, on Longstone Down, 660 metres (2,170 ft) northeast of Prospidnick Hill.[14] There is also logan stone (the Men Amber) and an overgrown cromlech.[15] The Cornish Heart Unit Fund has a building in the village.



Restormel Castle

Roscarrock House Rosarrock is one of the oldest settled farms in Cornwall and is listed in the Domesday book, since these times it has only been farmed by 4 families. The original, Catholic Roscarrock family lived and farmed here from the 14th to the 17rth Century when their line died out. The farm is now owned by the Sloman family – Robert & Kate and their 4 sons who run the property as a farm, wedding venue and holiday destination. The farm is nestled between Port Isaac and Port Quinn and boasts 3.5 miles of coastline on the North Coast of Cornwall. This includes 3 headlands – Lobber Point above Port Isaac, Varley Head and Kellan Head above Port Quinn. The views from the farm are stunning with an outlook that includes The Rumps, Doyden Point and Pentire Head. Roscarrock was described by Sir John Betjamin as one of the earliest examples of landscape gardening as the house was put in a certain position for it's beautiful view of the Rumps. The New Pevsner Guide describes Roscarrock as 'instantly loveable', a rare example of a medieval house and farm still together. Roscarrock provides the backdrop to Port Isaac - "Port Wenn" in the Doc Martin TV series while Roscarrock Manor was Nampara in the original Poldark. The farm is still available as a location for filming.

Rose In Vale Country House Hotel


St Catherines Castle

// Mawes Castle

Image Geograph © Copyright Derek Harper and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.

Built 1540-1543 for Henry VIII

St Michaels Mount


Tintagel Castle

Tolverne also known as Smugglers, is a small 500-year-old cottage in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated within the civil parish of Philleigh, on the Roseland Peninsula on the River Fal, between Truro and St Mawes, north of King Harry Ferry. Smugglers has always been a part of the historic Tregothnan estate, and was tenanted by the Newman family from 1934 until 2010 when Mr and Mrs Newman retired. Now a prosperous water based business has been re-established at the historic site. The Pugh family set up Kernow Charters in Mylor in 2008 as a skippered yacht charter company specialising in family days out and the company has now expanded to a small fleet offering motorboat charters and bareboat charters at Smugglers in Tolverne. A hub for maritime activities for centuries including a critical role in the build-up to the D-Day landings of 1944, Smugglers has been part of the communications focal point of the Fal area many centuries. The cottage was originally built as a ferryman’s home in the 15th century and will now return to its roots with the Pugh family overseeing boating activities. The yachtsman’s haven will offer managed and serviced moorings, shore side access boatyard customers, car parking, storage, and new facilities to the boating community.

Treen Manor See Boswednack above.

Tregarden is a Grade II● listed[1] large house built by the Barrett family in the late 16th century in the parish of St Mabyn, Cornwall, England, UK. It is built to a traditional E shaped Elizabethan plan. The entrance archway is dated 1631, the date that William Godolphin married the Barrett heiress. The Hearth Tax Returns for 1664 record it having 8 hearths.[2] The house became a farmhouse in the 19th century. It is currently a restored manor house owned by the Tremayne family.

Tregenna Castle

Tregoney Castle
Tregothnan Trejago is the historic seat of the Boscawen family, Viscounts Falmouth, and is still managed by the family. The original medieval house was ransacked in the 17th century during the English Civil War. In the new house the date 1652 is carved in stone above the side gate. It was enlarged in the early 19th century to the designs of William Wilkins, the architect of the National Gallery in London. Tregothnan is famous for its large private botanical garden and arboretum. Tregothnan is not open to the public, but guided visits to the garden may be arranged. A tea plantation has recently been started on the grounds. Tregothnan was home to the first outdoor camellias in the UK, around 1800. The first commercial tea was developed from Camellia sinensis, the "Chinese tea plant", in 2001. The first 'English tea' was then sold in November 2005 to Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly.[1] The Tregothnan Estate plans on marketing a brand-named tea house franchise called Festival of Tea, to be opened as far afield as China. There are custom-made bee hives among Leptospermum "Manuka bushes" producing Manuka honey with measurable methylglyoxal content. In 1872 the land holdings of Viscount Falmouth, of Mereworth Castle, Maidstone, Kent, were listed in the top ten land holdings in Cornwall, with an estate of 25,910 acres (10,490 ha), 3.41% of the total area of Cornwall

Trelissick House

Trelowth Manor

Trenethick Barton is a fascinating and historic 15th Century Grade I Listed house which has been the subject of extensive tasteful restoration work in the recent past. The house, the Barbican or Gate House and protective walling retain a number of outstanding features which justify its listing and these include some outstanding early examples of cut granite, fireplace, mullion windows and curved arched doorways. The main approach to the house is through double oak doors between the carved granite archway below The gate house bearing the Seneschall Arms above. A pathway leads beneath the gate house to the main entrance door with a matching coat of arms carved in granite above the porch. This is an exquisitely restored notable period home with a fascinating history, built for the Seneschall family, with strong rooms or vaults associated with counting house, throught to be some of the oldest in the county associated with the industry

Trenhayle Manor See Trenlowth Manor above

Trereife House Le Grices, the seventh generation of the family to live at Trereife,

Trerice, Newquay - Elizabethan manor house, built in 1573by Sir John Arundell, replacing a home that he inherited from his father. Sir John's father, also called Sir John, making his fortune in the service of his country; knighted after the battle of the Spurs, was Esquire of the Body to Henry VIII before going on to serve under King Edward VI and Queen Mary. The Arundell family supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War and some a degree of financial hardships as a consequence. At the Restoration of the Monarchy their fortunes revived. The Arundells lived owned Trerice for over 400 years; the property passing to the Acland family of Killerton in Devon in 1802. The property was again placed on the market in 1915, changing hands several times before finally being acquired for the Nation by the National Trust in 1953.

Tresillian House

Trewarthenick Estate is a Grade II listed manor house and estate located in the hamlet of Trewarthenick near Tregony in Cornwall, England, UK. The Gregor family had owned land in Trewarthenick from 1640, and in circa 1686 commissioned a country house. With grounds remodelled by Humphry Repton in circa 1792, it was then extended with flanking wings by Henry Harrison of London in 1831. William Gregor who discovered Manaccanite in 1790, and the MP Francis Gregor were both born and raised in the property. After post-World War II renovation, the flanking wings were removed in 1950.[1] In 2008, the property was bought for £9 million by businessman Marcus Evans, then consisting of an estate covering some 1737 acres, with a 2.5 miles frontage on the River Fal. He has since invested additional funds in restoring the house and estate.

Trewithen House

Tullimaar House


Upton Castle, Lewannick


Whiteford House built in 1775 near Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England, UK. The house was built by Sir John Call of Whiteford on his return from India.[1] Of the 1775 house little survives. Some fragments are incorporated in the house of the agent of the home farm, i.e. a Tuscan Doric porch and some tripartite windows.[2] The main house was demolished in 1913; the stables and a garden folly survive, and the folly (called Whiteford Temple) survive, and Whiteford Temple is now owned by the Landmark Trust[3] and let as a holiday cottage. There are Coade stone plaques on the exterior of the Temple.

// Houses at Withielgoose Withielgoose House

Image by Sheila Russell, CC BY-SA 2.0, WIKI

belonged to Bodmin Priory and previously to William I by the Earl of Cornwall under the church of St Petroc at Bodmin.[4] It was leased by the crown in 1539 to Richard Kendall, and, in 1588, granted in fee-farm to Richard Branthwayte and Roger Bromley. It then was occupied by the Coswarth family followed by the Vyvyan family who still owned it in the early 1800s.


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// Leicestershire

// Lincolnshire

// Middlesex (inc. London)

// Norfolk

// Northamptonshire

// Northumberland

// Nottinghamshire

// Oxfordshire

// Rutland now East Midlands

// Shropshire (Salop)

// Somerset

// Staffordshire

// Suffolk

// Surrey

// Historic Buildings of Sussex divided into two projects

// East Sussex
// West Sussex

// Warwickshire

// Westmorland Now Cumbria/Cumberland

// Wiltshire

// Worcestershire

// Yorkshire

// this project is in History Link