Old Duchy Palace, Quay Street
Old Duchy Palace, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0BS View on map
Grade I listed Duke of Cornwall's Palace, was built as the administrative centre for the Duchy at the end of 13th century when Lostwithiel was Cornwall's principal port. It contained a large Great Hall, and the Exchequer Hall where taxes due on smelted tin were collected. The Palace became ruinous in the 17th century. From 1878 it was a Freemasons' temple, becoming redundant in 2008. It was purchased by the Princes Regeneration Trust in 2009 who have conserved and repaired it.
All year: Tuesday -Saturday, 9am - 5pm.
- Open on Heritage Open Day
Lostwithiel is on the A390 halfway between Liskeard and St Austell. Leave the A390 at Grenville Road, cross the bridge and turn left and left again to reach Quay Street. Rail: Lostwithiel (a quarter mile).