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Brief description of site

Werrington Park covers around 157 hectares surrounding a country house. The site was developed in the 1740s and, particularly, in the mid-1770s, with the addition of an early-20th century arboretum.

Brief history of site

In the medieval period Werrington was one of the estates of the Abbot of Tavistock. Nicholas Morice undertook extensive alterations to the house and grounds in the early and mid-18th century. In 1775 the estate was sold to the first Duke of Northumberland. He made improvements to the estate, including enclosing an extended park and building two bridges and a temple.

Location information:

Address: Werrington Park, Werrington, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8TU

Locality: Launceston

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Werrington

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 190 Grid Ref: SX332871
Latitude: 50.6596 Longitude: -4.3613


On the north side of Launceston.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1700 to 1799

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 157

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