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Garden Walls at Approximately 400 Metres East South East of Trengwainton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Madron, Cornwall

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136875

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70460

Location: Madron, Cornwall, TR20

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Madron

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Madron

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

MADRON
SW 43 SE
7/115 Garden walls at from approximately
- 400 metres east south east of
Trengwainton House
GV II
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
bottom.
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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