Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1143583

Date first listed: 07-Sep-1988



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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Madron

National Grid Reference: SW 45052 31296


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MADRON SW 43 SE 7/114 The Head Gardeners' cottages - GV II 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 wall. 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 at Trengwainton. Source: M Trinick, The National Trust's Cornish Gardens.

Listing NGR: SW4452431472


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Trinick, M, Cornish Gardens

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