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National Trust

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Grid reference: SW840584
Location: 50°23’9"N, 5°2’23"W
Website: Trerice

Trerice is an Elizabethan manor house in Kestle Mill near Newquay in Cornwall, of fine historical interest and set in extensive, manicured grounds. The house and garden belong to the National Trust.

Built in the finest tradition of the Elizabethan Age, Trerice has remained much as it was built; most houses oif the ages were changed and changed agin over the centuries as new styles came and went, but Trerice has changed little, having passed long periods under absentee owners.

The house

The building features a main southeast facing range of 'E'-plan abutting a south-west range containing two earlier phases. The first phase of building consisted of a tower house with low northwest block, and this was extended early in the 16th century, probably by Admiral John Arundell ("Jack of Tilbury"), to include a 2-storey range to the southeast of the earlier tower, together now forming the bulky south wing.

Sir John IV Arundell (died 1580), whose son in law was the antiquarian Richard Carew,[1] added the main range of the E-plan in 1570-1573.


The garden features an orchard with old varieties of fruit trees, and a bowling green.

In the garden the National Trust puts on little displays of Tudor music, and the bowling green echoes to the delighted crieds of those trying their hand at kayling or slapcock, as would have been played in the great days of Gloriana.

Meadow beside The Gannel at Trerice Mill

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Trerice)