Pencarrow's history

The history of Pencarrow

Pencarrow House and Gardens has 500 years of history, one of the great historic houses in Cornwall. From Ladies of the manor to characterful housekeepers, if these walls could talk! Our heritage stretches over centuries, and our largely Georgian mansion is still occupied in by the same family who settled here in the 1500s.

We have collected some samples of the stories contained within these walls, and will keep adding to these archives. You can read a little more about the house on this page.

Click on a picture below to see images and text from our archives.

Gillbert and Sullivan history at Pencarrow House

Gilbert and Sullivan

Portrait of Sir William Molesworth

Sir William Molesworth

The memoirs of Beryl Teague

Beryl and Ada

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