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Brief description of site

Port Eliot is a late-18th-century landscape park and woodland of around 180 hectares, containing 19th-century ornamental gardens and pleasure grounds of around 20 hectares. To the east and north the site is bounded by the River Tiddy. A stream which flows from west to east through a valley is dammed to form a lake and fishpond.

Brief history of site

The site was sold to John Champernowne in 1540 after the dissolution of an Augustinian priory on the site. After various changes of ownership it passed to Edward Eliot, who re-modelled the grounds in 1792. Humphry Repton completed a Red Book for the site in 1793, and W S Gilpin made plans for the site in the early-19th century.

Location information:

Address: Port Eliot Estate Office, St. Germans, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 5ND

Locality: Saltash

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; St. Germans

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 201 Grid Ref: SX358580
Latitude: 50.3989 Longitude: -4.31172


On the east side of St Germans, to the north of the A374.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily, except Fridays, from March to June. Please see:

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1792

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 180

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