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Brief description of site

Tregrehan has 19th- and 20th-century pleasure grounds, woodland gardens and pinetum of 8 hectares. These are set within a larger agricultural estate.

Brief history of site

The estate was built up from the 15th century onwards. A late-17th-century house was apparently not associated with a park or garden. The house was altered in about 1770 by William Wood for Thomas Carlyon. In the early-19th century Thomas' son, William, began to develop the pleasure grounds with newly introduced conifers and a yew walk. In 1843 plans were commissioned for parterres and other improvements from W A Nesfield. Extensive alterations to the house were undertaken with the advice of George Wightwick in the 1840s.

Location information:

Address: Tregrehan, Par, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SJ

Locality: St. Austell

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; St. Blaise

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 204 Grid Ref: SX051535
Latitude: 50.3491 Longitude: -4.74087


The gardens lie north of the A390.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open at varying times from mid March to the end of August.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Plant type/environment: woodland garden

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 45

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