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England

Antony House

  • Built / Designed For: Sir William Carew

    House & Family History: The Carew family came from Pembrokeshire, acquiring Antony in the early 15th century, when Sir Nicholas Carew married Joan Courtenay. Sir Wymond Carew was receiver-general to three of Henry VIII's queens: Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, and Catherine Parr. The family continued to produce impressive offspring: Richard Carew was a noted antiquary who published "The Survey of Cornwall" in 1602. In 1928 Sir John Pole-Carew married the great niece of J.P. Morgan, with the result that some of Morgan's collection came to Antony House. In 1961 Sir John Pole-Carew gave the House and 29 acres to the National Trust.

    Collections: In the early 20th century the collection of Mrs. Arthur James of Coton House, Warwickshire, was brought to Antony.

    Comments: Antony is considered one of the finest 18th century houses in Cornwall.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The grounds, owned by the Carew Pole Garden Trust, were landscaped by Humphry Repton and include the National Collection of Day Lilies.

  • Architect: James Gibbs

    Date: 1710-21
    Designed: House for Sir William Carew
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: Humphry Repton

    Date: 1792
    Designed: Grounds and Red Book for Sir John Pole-Carew. Designs only partially implemented.

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    Architect: Philip Tilden

    Date: Circa 1946
    Designed: Removed House's East Wing and simplified formal gardens for Sir John Pole-Carew

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    Architect: Harry Inigo Triggs

    Date: Late 19th century
    Designed: Parterres and walled garden to the north of House for Sir Reginald Pole-Carew
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S, Vol. I, p. 96, 1854.

    Country Life: LXXIV, 172, 202, 1933.

  • Title: Follies Journal, Number 4, Winter 2004, The
    Author: Kellerman, Susan (Editor)
    Year Published: 2004
    Reference: pg. 1
    Publisher: UK: The Folly Fellowship
    ISBN: 14747669
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Royal Oak Newsletter, The
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Summer 2002, pg. 4
    Publisher: New York: The Royal Oak Foundation
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Magazine

    Title: In Celebration: The Art of the Country House
    Author: Hearn, Karen; Upstone, Robert; Waterfield, Giles
    Year Published: 1998
    Publisher: London: Tate Gallery Publishing
    ISBN: 1854372777
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "The Aristocracy" (1997 - BBC TV documentary mini series). "Alice in Wonderland" (2010).
  • Seat of: Sir Richard Carew-Pole; Carew-Pole family here since 1432.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: The Pole family leases part of Antony House as their private home.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01752-812-191

    Fax: 01752-815-724

    Email: antony@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No