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Furzupland, Kenwyn, Cornwall. Early 1900s Featured 3 Jul 2018 Image

Furzupland, Kenwyn, Cornwall. Early 1900s

A young girl with a skipping rope is at the top of the steps, a lady holding a card or paper is on the right and a gentleman in a trilby is on the left. A gentleman with a white beard and wearing a cap can be seen looking out of a first floor window. The local story of this house is that it was built for an eccentric rich man. At the time when it was built, a well used thoroughfare ran beside the house and the man thought that someone might break in during the night and steal his money. So he had it built like a castle without stairs. At night he would climb up to the first floor using a rope ladder, pull the ladder up and sleep with a blunderbuss gun beside him. On the 1871 census an Edward George Spry, aged 36, lived there. He is described as a Bachelor of Arts, Landowner, Fund Holder and owner of stock in railways, mines etc. He was also part owner of the Red Lion Hotel in Boscawen Street, Truro. His housekeeper was Mary Verran. He and his housekeeper still lived there in 1881. Mr Spry died in 1887 leaving £11,000 (about £1 million today). The house is listed on the 1891 and 1901 censuses but with no occupants. Albert Sidney Labouchere-Sparling lived in the house between 1903 and 1906. In 1911, Josiah Clark (formerly of Tregavethan) lived there with his wife Olivia. It is possible that the people in the photograph are members of the Clark family. Furzuplands was home to the Brown family in the late 1950s. The property was later bought by architect Paul Bunyan and his wife, Laurence, who completely refurbished the interior. Photographer: Probably Arthur Philp

© From the collection of the RIC

Beating the Bounds, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. May 2000 Featured 3 Jul 2018 Image

Beating the Bounds, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. May 2000

Setting off through Coulson Park, to Beat the Bounds of Lostwithiel, this group will walk to all the boundary stones of the borough, about 17 miles, where John Pegg, will tap (beat) each participant with his stick. The last stone this group had to pass was on the river bank near Newham, south of the town, where they had to wade across the river to return to the town. In 1685, or thereabouts, granite stones were placed at prominent places on thoroughfares and crossing points at the periphery of the Lostwithiel Borough Boundary. Photographer: Jonathan Barker

© RIC, photographer Jonathan Barker