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Brief description of site

Trelissick is a mid-18th-century park and early- and late-19th-century pleasure grounds, woodland and agricultural landscape of 92 hectares.

Brief history of site

Trelissick appears to have existed as a farm by the late-13th century. Soon after 1750, John Lawrence built a mansion at Trelissick to the design of Edmund Davey and laid out a small park. In 1802 Trelissick was described in the Royal Cornwall Gazette as standing 'much elevated', with grounds including a 'large walled garden well cloathed with fruit trees, a good orchard behind the house and a handsome lawn in front'. R A Daniell expanded and developed the 18th century park in the early-19th century, creating rides through woodland to the north and south of the house. Additions were made to the house and pleasure grounds throughout the late-19th century.

Location information:

Address: Trelissick, Feock, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6QL

Locality: Truro

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Feock

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 204 Grid Ref: SW837396
Latitude: 50.2168 Longitude: -5.03329


The gardens are 4 miles south of Truro on the B3289.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The woodland and gardens are open daily, except Christmas and New Year. Core hours 11am to 4pm.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 92

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