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 GibbsDate: 1710-21
Architect: Humphry ReptonDate: 1792
Architect: Philip TildenDate: Circa 1946
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
Book Type: Softback
Title: Royal Oak Newsletter, The
Year Published: NA
Reference: Summer 2002, pg. 4
Publisher: New York: The Royal Oak Foundation
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
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
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.