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Brief history of site

The current layout dates mainly from 1834 with possibly some planting dates from the late 18th century. John Trist, vicar of Veryan from 1773-81 'beautified glebe'; Jeremiah Trist, vicar from 1782-1829 'landscaped the glebe', and Samuel Trist, vicar from 1830-69 spent £1,000 in 1835 on 'the disposition and ornament of the grounds' (by way of comparison, the new vicarage cost him £3,000).
Jeremiah Trist also built the famous round houses of Veryan and built and landscaped Behan Parc in 1810.

Location information:

Address: Trist House, Veryan, Truro, TR2 5QA

Locality: Truro

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Roseland

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 204 Grid Ref: SW918393
Latitude: 50.217 Longitude: -4.91974


Veryan is four miles south of Tregony, off the A3078 from Tregony to St Mawes. Trist House is close to the centre of the village, just past the Roseland Stores on the road to Portloe on the right hand side.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Visitor information:

Cream teas, disabled access to most parts of the garden, plants for sale

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: detached house

Site first created: Before 1834

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 1.6

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