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Mount Edgcumbe House and Gardens

Photographs taken 2006

This 16th century historic house and gardens were originally home to the Edgcumbe family, and later to the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. The house has been restored to the 18th century Georgian style, a fascinating period, and together with the extensive country park, makes for an excellent day out. The gardens and grounds are very extensive, and a walk down to Cremyll, where a passenger ferry still crosses the River Tamar to Plymouth, is a must. The house itself was virtually destroyed by bombing in 1941, but the walls survived, and the house was superbly restored by the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe between 1958 and 1964.

The name Edgcumbe is after the family name, but the older "Cremyll" means "the hill".

For further information about Cotehele House, and events that are held there, see the Mount Edgcumbe website.

Mount Edgcumbe House
Mount Edgcumbe House from the Earl's Garden

Mount Edgcumbe House
Mt. Edgcumbe House from the side

Mount Edgcumbe House
The front of Mt. Edgcumbe House

Mount Edgcumbe House and Garden Avenue
Looking up The Avenue to Mt. Edgcumbe House

Cremyll Ferry
The slip and jetty at Cremyll Ferry, at the bottom of The Avenue of Mt.Edgcumbe

Cremyll Ferry
Cremyll Ferry

Dockyard Tug
RMAS Cawsand ~ Naval Personnel Ferry (now operated by Serco Denholm), seen passing Cremyll

Old Naval Dockyard
Looking across the narrows at the approaches to the Naval Dockyards up the Tamar

Drake's Island
Drake's Island

Mount Edgcumbe Cannon
Looking across the Tamar estuary to Drake's Island from the old Battery
in the gardens of Mt. Edgcumbe House

Edgcumbe Arms
The Edgcumbe Arms at Cremyll ~ a Noble Hostelry!

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