Date(s) - 03/11/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pentillie Castle; exploring the Landscape of a Park beside the River Tamar Saturday November 3rd 2018 by kind permission of owners the Coryton family
Day visit to Pentillie Castle, including morning and afternoon walks, and coffee, lunch and talk at the estate buildings. Pentillie is one of the few Cornish landscapes designed by Humphry Repton, who died two centuries ago this year, and a very beautiful place with views across a bend of the Tamar, looking from Cornwall into Devon; Devon Archaeological Society as well as CAS members are welcome.
Booking is required, and numbers are limited, as lunch is included. The cost for the day, including coffee and lunch, will be £25. To book please download and complete form:
The visit will include;
10.00 am Arrival at Pentillie (NGR SX 40998 64557; Post Code, PL12 6QD). Parking in the Castle’s ‘Quarry’ or ‘Cherry Pie’ car parks, signed from the road. Coffee or Tea and Biscuits (in the Clocktower or the Repton Room, near the Castle).
10.15 Presentation on the history of Pentillie, by the Coryton family, owners of the estate. This will include comparing the design for the parkland illustrated in the Pentillie ‘Red Book’ by landscape gardener Humphry Repton, and the existing landscape. (in the Clocktower/Repton Room).
10.45 Guided walk with Ted Coryton, visiting the Gardens, Kitchen Garden, and looking at the Repton Landscape. Also the Mausoleum where James Tillie, builder of the Castle in the 17th century, ordered in his will that he be wired to his chair, to await resurrection and a return to Pentillie. He still waits there.
13.00 Return to Castle.
13.15 Lunch of 2 courses at Pentillie.
14.15 Walk to explore Pentillie’s landscape including the Quay on the River Tamar where the ornamental park met the historic working waterway. We will look at the development of the park and its landscape archaeology.
Finish around 16.00.