Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth, England
Record Id: 7055
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Brief description of site
Gyllyngdune Gardens in Falmouth, Cornwall, are currently undergoing a £2.3M restoration programme, partly funded by the Heritage Lottery. Features include a Victorian bandstand, Edwardian terraced veranda, a quarry garden laid out as a Victorian fernery, shell seats and a shell cave, and exotic planting schemes.
Brief history of site
The gardens were once part of a 6.4 hectare estate first owned by General William Jessor Coope around 1837. He resided in Gyllyngdune House, which was built using stone quarried in the grounds. The house was surrounded by a sprawling Regency-style landscape of lawns, shrubberies and winding paths, with a walled garden and stables. When the general was tragically killed in a stagecoach accident, the estate was passed to his son, Rev. W J Coope, who created many of the features that still stand today.
Historical County: Cornwall
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Opening contact details:
This is a municipal site, open daily for general public use.
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: After 1837
Main period of development: Mid 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 1.6