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Brief description of site

Trengwainton is a 20th-century woodland garden. There are some 30 hectares of pleasure grounds around the house and in a valley to the west, and about 17 hectares of parkland.

Brief history of site

The Arundells rebuilt the house in 1692, but subsequently sold the estate. Trengwainton continued as a farm until the early-19th century, when, in 1813, it was purchased by Sir Rose Price. He rebuilt the house, and formed extensive pleasure grounds. The house was reduced in size and used for a time as a farm, until it was acquired in 1867 by Thomas Simon Bolitho, who extended the house and made alterations to the grounds.

Location information:

Address: Trengwainton, Madron, nr Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8RZ

Locality: Penzance

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Madron

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 203 Grid Ref: SW445315
Latitude: 50.1284 Longitude: -5.57628


The gardens are 2 miles north-west of Penzance off the B3312.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open between February and November, 10.30am to 5pm. It is closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Key information:

Form of site: woodland garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: country house

Plant type/environment: exotic garden

Site first created: 1813 to 1817

Main period of development: 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 47

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