Trewithen, Truro, England
Record Id: 3313
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Trewithen is a 20th-century woodland garden of around 6 hectares within a larger park, woodland and agricultural estate.
Brief history of site
Trewithen, in the late-17th century the property of Courtenay Williams, was purchased in 1715 by Philip Hawkins of Pennans. Philip Hawkins made improvements to the existing house in 1723. A plan of 1747 shows the extensive landscape developed by Thomas Hawkins before his death in 1766. His son, Sir Christopher Hawkins, extended the property and in 1824 commissioned a plan from Henry St Aubyn to extend the park to the north, east, and west of the house, producing a picturesque circuit ride.
Address: Trewithen, Grampound, nr Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4DD
Historical County: Cornwall
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Off the A390 near Probus.
Opening contact details:
The gardens are open from March to September, the house from April to July.
Form of site: country estate
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: great house
Site first created: 1715
Main period of development: Mid 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 80