The House from a circa 1920 postcard
The Entrance Facade from a circa 1841 photo by Fox Talbot
House & Family History: Thomas Edwards's designs for Carclew were likely based on Palladio's planned Villa Ragona.
House Replaced By: In the 20th century a new house was built in the garden of the 18th century house.
Comments: Situated in a magnificent position overlooking Restronguet Creek, Carclew was once considered one of the finest houses in Cornwall.
Garden & Outbuildings: Sir Charles Lemon was one of the first people in England to receive rhododendron seeds from Sir Joseph Hooker's 1848-50 Himalayan expedition. The Rhododendron arboretum at Carclew was planted by Sir Charles in the the early 1850s.
Architect: William WoodDate: 1800-02
Architect: Henry HarrisonDate: Circa 1830
Country Life: XXXIX, 590, 1916. LXXV, 378, 1934.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 2008
Reference: pgs. 347, 486, 1145
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Hardback
Title: Destruction of the Country House, The
Author: Strong, Roy; Binney, Marcus; Harris, John
Year Published: 1974
Publisher: London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat of: Samuel Kempe, 18th century. William Lemon, 1749-60; Sir William Lemon, 1st Bt., 1760-1824; Sir Charles Lemon, 2nd Bt., 1824-68.Captain Charles H. Tremayne, early 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Ruinous
Primary Current Ownership Use: Ruinous
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No