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Eagle House, Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1958

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General view of the frontage, with eagles on the gateposts. A grand Georgian mansion, the house was built in 1764 for Coryndon Carpenter, the constable of Launceston Castle, using ten thousand pounds he had won in a government lottery. After his death it was briefly a very comfortable prison for naval officers captured in the Napoleonic Wars. The Cornish poet, Charles Causley, mentions the eagles in one of his poems. The house has been a hotel since the 1960s. View includes a close up of Charles Woolf, with his pipe and camera. Photographer: Charles Woolf /Joyce Greenham

Copyright © RIC, photographer Charles Woolf

Media ID 18077343

Date: 30th October 2018

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.640134, -4.358558

: TRURI : LUNtn.10b

Image Size: 8645 x 5723 Pixels

Filesize is 8.97MB

Associated Categories: Launceston

Keywords: cornish, eighteenth century architecture, georgian, greenham, historic houses, joyce, listed houses