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HER Number:18700.10
Name:ARWENACK - Post Medieval country house

Summary

Arwenack House, incorporating remains of a manor house is probably of Medieval origin but the house was rebuilt in 1567 and again in the C18.

Grid Reference:SW 8121 3233
Parish:Falmouth, Carrick, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status

  • Conservation Area: FALMOUTH
  • Listed Building (II*) 460140: ARWENACK HOUSE AND ARWENACK MANOR

Other References/Statuses

  • Defence of Britain Project (1995-2003)
  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW83SW 6
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18700.10
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW83SW 12

Monument Types

Full description

Arwenack House, incorporating remains of a manor house, is probably of Medieval origin but the house was rebuilt in 1567 (b6). It was then described as the finest, most costly house in Cornwall. According to a C18 source (b1) Arwenack is mentioned in a Cornish play (MS in the Bodleian library). Persner says "slight remains" of this mansion survived its destruction during the Civil War (b4). Sheppard notes that the Parliamentary forces constructed siege-works at Arwneack (18701), and that the house was partly re-built in the late C18. The house is shown on an early drawing to have had a courtyard, with enclosing wall and central gatehouse (b5).Sheppard notes that the additions were on the N and S sides of the site. The SW wing of the house was badly damaged by fire in 1976 (b6). Arwenack has since been renovated/rebuilt, and a complex structural history has been recorded as these works were carried out. Remains of the cobbled yard, and surrounding robbed foundation trenches of the wall and a small building, were recorded in 1979 during renovation works (h3, b5).

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Site history:
1: 1978. NOTT-MACAIRE, J
2: 1978. NOTT-MACAIRE, J
3: 1979. HARTGROVES,S/CAU
4: 2001. HARVEY, A/DOB
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<1> UNKNOWN, 1790, UNKNOWN TITLE, 60, PT 2, 712 (Unedited Source). SCO5637.


<2> Ordnance Survey, 1880s, 1st Edition 1:2500 Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4048.


<3> Gover, JEB, 1948, Place-Names of Cornwall, 497 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3402.


<4> Pevsner, N, 1951, The Buildings of England: Cornwall, 54, 56 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4126.


<6> Sheppard, PA, 1980, The Historic Towns of Cornwall, 15 (Cornwall Event Report). SCO4422.


<7> Padel, OJ, 1985, Cornish Place-Name Elements, 8-9 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4064.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO5637 - Unedited Source: UNKNOWN. 1790. UNKNOWN TITLE. GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. 60, PT 2, 712.
[2]SCO4048 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. 1st Edition 1:2500 Map.
[3]SCO3402 - Bibliographic reference: Gover, JEB. 1948. Place-Names of Cornwall. 497.
[4]SCO4126 - Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1951. The Buildings of England: Cornwall. 54, 56.
[6]SCO4422 - Cornwall Event Report: Sheppard, PA. 1980. The Historic Towns of Cornwall. 15.
[7]SCO4064 - Bibliographic reference: Padel, OJ. 1985. Cornish Place-Name Elements. 8-9.

Associated Finds

  • FCO82 - SHERD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Events

  • ECO1042 - Arwennack

Related records

18700Part of: ARWENACK - Medieval settlement (Monument)