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Pentillie Castle

  • Built / Designed For: Sir James Tillie

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Grade II*-listed mausoleum of Sir James Tillie was restored in the early 21st century. The somewhat unusual tomb-house probably began life as a folly that was converted into a mausoleum for Sr James, who was buried here in 1713 in a large wooden coffin with a raised back that simulated a chair. There is also a stone statue of Sir James, bewigged and formal, sitting in a chair on the exterior of the mausoleum.

  • Architect: William Wilkins Sr.

    Date: Circa 1810
    Designed: Enlarged and remodeled house

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    Architect: William Wilkins Jr.

    Date: Post 1815
    Designed: Completed remodeling of house

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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. 1, p. 151, 1854.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Country House Rescue" (2009 - TV documentary, episode 1.6). "Delicious" (2016-18 - TV series, as the Penrose Hotel).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Ted Coryton (formerly Ted Spencer); here since 2007.

    Past Seat / Home of: Sir James Tillie, 1697-1713 . Woolley family, 18th century. Coryton family, 18th century until the 21st century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The house can be booked for events and weddings.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 03332-718-292

    Fax: 01579-351-512

    Email: contact@pentillie.co.uk

    Website: https://www.pentillie.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No