Mount Edgcumbe, Torpoint, England
Record Id: 2339
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1HZ
Historical County: Devon
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At Torpoint, south-west of Plymouth.
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:
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
Site Size (Hectares): 205