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Brief description of site

Lanhydrock is a 17th-century deer park and woodland of around 137 hectares, with 19th- and 20th-century gardens of around 8 hectares. The gatehouse and north wing of the house survive from the 17th century, but the main house was restored in 1881. The garden has a collection of camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons, with extensive woods and parkland running to the River Fowey.

Brief history of site

Lanhydrock was a monastic grange in the medieval period. The grange was re-built from 1625. It was taken by the Royalists in 1644 but returned to private occupation after 1649. The house had several different occupants, and was uninhabited from 1723 to the mid-1700s. Improvements were made from the mid-19th century, but the house was devastated by fire in 1881. The house was re-built to designs produced by Richard Coad.

Location information:

Address: Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5AD

Locality: Bodmin

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Lanhydrock

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 200 Grid Ref: SX086636
Latitude: 50.441 Longitude: -4.69688


The site is 2.5 miles south-east of Bodmin.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open all year round, but access to the house, shop and plant centre is from February/March to November only. Please see: or telephone 01 208 265950

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1625 to 1881

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 145

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