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Brief description of site

Mount Edgcumbe is 16th-century house set within an 18th-century landscape park of about 205 hectares on the Rame peninsula. The site has exceptional marine views, and a late 18th- to early-19th-century formal garden and pleasure grounds covering about 40 hectares.

Brief history of site

By 1739, extensive formal gardens and pleasure grounds had been laid out by Sir Richard Edgcumbe, who inherited the estate in 1688. From 1795 the 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe laid out the Italian and French gardens and developed rides and plantations in the park.

Location information:

Address: Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1HZ

Locality: Torpoint

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Maker-with-Rame

Historical County: Devon

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 201 Grid Ref: SX454527
Latitude: 50.3539 Longitude: -4.17457

Directions:

At Torpoint, south-west of Plymouth.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The country park is open daily, all year. The house and Earl's Garden are open between April and September, Sunday to Thursday only, 11am to 4.30pm. Please see:
http://www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk/

Key information:

Form of site: country park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1547 to 1739

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 205

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