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Tremadart Old Court

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the civil parish of Duloe.
In the historic county of Cornwall.
Modern Authority of Cornwall.
1974 county of Cornwall.
Medieval County of Cornwall.

OS Map Grid Reference: SX23215838
Latitude 50.39855° Longitude -4.48915°

Tremadart Old Court has been described as a Fortified Manor House although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.


A private chapel at Tremadart was licensed in 1310. (Henderson). Tremoderet, now called Tremadart became the seat of the Coleshill family whose heirs sold it in 1711.William of Worcester's itinerary (compiled in Edward IV's reign) mentions a dilapidated castle called Boleit (or Bodleit (Lysons)), near Sir John Coleshill's mansion of Tremoderet, but of this no fragments at present remain (Hitchins and Drew). There is no evidence of dateable reused material incorporated in the present Tremadart - a C19 farmhouse - or in the nearby farm outbuildings. The 1841 Tithe Map and Apportionment shows a large house at the OS 25" 1907 Manor siting. There is no trace of the chapel or "castle", however the latter may have been located in the vicinity of the field centred SX 22975852 called Old Court on the Tithe Map. This field presents no tangible evidence of medieval occupation, but the 'castle' was probably nothing more than a fortified manor house (Field Investigators Comments-F1 MJF 14-MAY-71). (PastScape)

William of Worcester, who wrote an Itinerary of Cornwall in the reign of Edward IV., speaks of a dilapidated castle, called Bodleit (fn. Probably Botelet, in the adjoining parish of Lanreath, which was a manor of the Bottreaux family.), near Sir John Coleshill's mansion, at Tremoderet. (Lysons)

The fotenote in the online Lysons is probably correct with regard to the castle mentioned by William Worcester–see Botelet. There is insufficient evidence to be certain of the form of Tremadart Old Court, but the lack of any remains is not suggestive of even a modestly fortified house, although a private chapel suggests a house of some size and status.
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