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Brief description of site

Trewarthenick is a late-18th-century landscape park of around 75 hectares, now largely returned to agriculture. The gardens and pleasure grounds occupy about 5 hectares.

Brief history of site

The estate of Trewarthenick was purchased by John Gregor in 1640. His grandson rebuilt an existing house on the site in 1680. In 1792 Francis Gregor invited Humphry Repton to prepare proposals for the improvement of the landscape. Gregor implemented much of Repton's scheme and remodelled the house with advice from Matthew Brettingham. After 1814, the London architect Henry Harrison was engaged to make improvements to the house. At the same time further improvements were made in the grounds.

Location information:

Address: Trewarthenick, Tregony, Carrick, Cornwall, TR2 5UB

Locality: Truro

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Tregoney

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 204 Grid Ref: SW903442
Latitude: 50.2605 Longitude: -4.94345

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Site first created: After 1792

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 75

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