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Latitude: 50.1266 / 50°7'35"N
Longitude: -5.5686 / 5°34'6"W
OS Eastings: 145040
OS Northings: 31271
OS Grid: SW450312
Mapcode National: GBR DXMB.XRW
Mapcode Global: VH05H.F2GR
Entry Name: Garden Walls at Approximately 400 Metres East South East of Trengwainton House
Listing Date: 7 September 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1136875
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70460
Location: Madron, Cornwall, TR20
Civil Parish: Madron
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Madron
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 43 SE
7/115 Garden walls at from approximately
- 400 metres east south east of
Garden walls, originally for kitchen gardens, later as nursery gardens and ornamental
plants. 1814. Flemish bond brick with terracotta copings.
Plan: planned range of 5 square gardens on sloping ground facing south and adjoining
south of each enclosure another enclosure bordered by the drive and stream at the
These kitchen garden walls were built in 1814 when Trengwainton House was enlarged by
Sir Rose Price, a West Indian sugar planter. In 1867 the property was bought by T S
Bolitho, a banker, whose family had been involved in Cornish mining. The 1897
remodelling and extensions were carried out by his son T R Bolitho; the architect is
not known. T R Bolitho and the head gardener, A Creek, with advice and help from J C
Williams of Caerhays and P D Williams of Lanarth, created a new garden with shrubs
from New Zealand, Australia, Chile and the Himalayas. In 1929 G Johnstone of
Trewtihen and Lawrence Johnston of Hidcote offered Bolitho a share in Kingdon Ward's
1927-8 plant hunting expedition to Assam and Burma. Seeds collected on this
expedition are the basis of the fine rhododendron collection at Trengwainton.
Source: M Trinick, The National Trust's Cornish Gardens.
Listing NGR: SW4504031271
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