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Latitude: 50.1269 / 50°7'36"N
Longitude: -5.5684 / 5°34'6"W
OS Eastings: 145052
OS Northings: 31296
OS Grid: SW450312
Mapcode National: GBR DXMB.XVC
Mapcode Global: VH05H.F2KL
Entry Name: The Head Gardeners' Cottages
Listing Date: 7 September 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1143583
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70459
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
7/114 The Head Gardeners' cottages
Terrace of 3 gardeners' cottages, now 1 house. Circa early to mid C19. Brick laid
to Flemish bond. Dry slate roof with brick chimneys over the gable ends and party
Plan: 3 similar shallow double depth cottages each with 1 room at the front and
entrances at the rear, the front facing into the walled garden.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Regular 3 window south garden front with possibly original 12-
pane 2-light casments. Circa late C19 6-pane horned sash to first floor left.
Interior: not inspected.
These cottages adjoin kitchen garden walls which 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
Source: M Trinick, The National Trust's Cornish Gardens.
Listing NGR: SW4452431472
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