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Brief description of site

The site has the gardens and pleasure grounds associated with a country house, laid out in the 1730s and 1740s on an earlier site. The grounds were developed in the 1750s and added to in the early-19th century. There is also a deer park and quarry garden, the whole covering 15 hectares.

Brief history of site

Nicholas Prideaux (d 1560), a lawyer, acquired property at Padstow on the dissolution of Bodmin Priory in the mid-16th century. The house was re-built by Sir Nicholas Prideaux in 1592. Both before and after a tour in Italy in 1739-1740, Edward Prideaux undertook a programme of improvements to the house and gardens. A formal garden and conservatory were built to designs by Charles Glynn Prideaux-Brune in 1878.

Location information:

Address: Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8RP

Locality: Padstow

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Padstow

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 200 Grid Ref: SW914756
Latitude: 50.5429 Longitude: -4.94549

Directions:

Take the Wadbridge / Padstow road off the A30.
http://prideauxplace.co.uk/contact/

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open at Easter, and between May and October, Sunday to Thursday 12.30 to 5pm. Throughout the year for pre-booked groups. Please see:
http://prideauxplace.co.uk/tours/

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: After 1592

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 15

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