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Carclew House

  • 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 Wood

    Date: 1800-02
    Designed: Added wings for Sir William Lemon, 1st Bt.

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    Architect: Henry Harrison

    Date: Circa 1830
    Designed: Alterations for Sir Charles Lemon, 2nd Bt.

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    Architect: Thomas Edwards

    Date: Post 1749
    Designed: Completed House for William Lemon

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  • 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
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    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.
    ISBN: 0500270052X
    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