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Brief description of site

The park and woodland at Carclew were landscaped in the 18th century. At its most extensive the site occupied around 145 hectares. The site is now in divided ownership, with a 19th and 20th century ornamental woodland, walled and water gardens of around 10 hectares.
Although not generally open to the public, the gardens are open on selected days in the spring.

Brief history of site

Samuel Kempe inherited the estate in 1677. He built a new house and planned extensive new formal gardens, but died before either could be completed. The house was enlarged after 1749. By the early-19th century there were extensive gardens and a large park. Sir Charles Lemon, a founder-member of the Royal Horticultural Society of Cornwall, developed the gardens in the early-19th century, planting new hybrid rhododendrons.

Location information:

Address: Tregavethan, Perran-ar-Worthal, near Truro, TR3 7PB

Locality: Truro

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Mylor

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 204 Grid Ref: SW787380
Latitude: 50.2006 Longitude: -5.10234

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1677

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 145

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