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Brief description of site

Tregothnan is a landscape park developed in the early-19th century, with formal and woodland gardens of around 25 hectares. These are set within a larger woodland and agricultural estate.
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Brief history of site

Following damage during the Civil War, Hugh Boscawen abandoned the medieval house and built a new dwelling on a site to the south-east in 1650. Part of this structure remains in the present mansion. Repton provided a Red Book for Tregothnan in 1809, and advised on the structural condition of the house, which was largely rebuilt by William Wilkins in 1816-1818. The second Earl, who succeeded in 1821, commissioned Lewis Vulliamy to make additions to the house and William Andrews Nesfield to alter the pleasure grounds and drive. Collections of rhododendrons and camellias were introduced to the grounds in the mid-19th century.

Location information:

Address: Estate Office, Tregothnan, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4AJ

Locality: Truro

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; St. Michael

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 204 Grid Ref: SW858416
Latitude: 50.2355 Longitude: -5.00503


South-east of Truro.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: botanic garden

Context or principal building: country house

Plant type/environment: arboretum

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 150

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