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Brief description of site

A 2 hectare garden was laid out in the early-19th century with 8 hectares of landscaped parkland along with extensive woodland. There is an important pinetum planted by William Lobb in the late-19th century in one of the 3 walled gardens.

Brief history of site

The early Scorrier House and gardens were built and planted in 1778 by John Williams. After a fire, the house was rebuilt by his son George in 1862, who also improved the grounds. The plant hunter William Lobb planted much of the Pinetum with noteable rarities between 1866 and 1892.

Location information:

Address: Scorrier, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5AU

Locality: Redruth

Local Authorities:


Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 203 Grid Ref: SW725437
Latitude: 50.2494 Longitude: -5.19249

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open to the public once a year for charity. Pre-booked tours can be arranged between April and October.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1778 to 1892

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 10

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