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Brief description of site

Menabilly has about 15 hectares of pleasure grounds set within around 50 hectares of a late-18th century landscape park and woodland. There are significant views south from the pleasure grounds to the coast at Polridmouth. A stream flowing through the valley is dammed to form a chain of pools.

Brief history of site

The house at Menabilly was first built in about 1596. The grounds were developed throughout the 18th century and re-landscaped in the late-18th century. The plant collections developed through the 19th century.

Location information:

Address: Menabilly, Polkerris, Fowey, Cornwall, PL24 2TN

Locality: Fowey

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Fowey

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 200 Grid Ref: SX100512
Latitude: 50.33 Longitude: -4.67092

Directions:

Menabilly lies on the south coast of Cornwall, east of St. Austell.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: pleasure ground

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1596 to 1899

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 65

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