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Front of house from formal garden, Tregothnan, St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Around 1925

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Tregothnan has been home to the Boscawen family since 1334. The house was rebuilt by Edward Boscawen (1787-1841), fourth Viscount and First Earl of Falmouth, near the site of an older mansion. Tregothnan has the largest historic garden in Cornwall. It is open to the public for one weekend every year. Cornishman and amateur photographer, Major Arthur William Gill, was well known in Cornwall and elsewhere during the 1920s and 1930s for his presentations of stills and cine film to many groups including The Royal Institution of Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the London Cornish Society. The quarter plate slides which he took prolifically with his 'ordinary camera' are, in some cases, painted by his own hand to great effect.

Copyright © From the collection of the RIC

Media ID 12284148

Date: 1st July 2016

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.240077,-5.004899

: TRURI : 1990.2.22

Image Size: 3837 x 4094 Pixels

Filesize is 4.13MB

Associated Categories: St Michael Penkivel

Keywords: cornish, penkevil