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Trerice, St Newlyn East

In the civil parish of St Newlyn East.
In the historic county of Cornwall.
Modern Authority of Cornwall.
1974 county of Cornwall.
Medieval County of Cornwall.

OS Map Grid Reference: SW84105848
Latitude 50.38653° Longitude -5.03826°

Trerice, St Newlyn East has been described as a probable Pele Tower.

There are no visible remains.

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.


A manor house originating in C15 and altered and extended later. The earliest phase probably dates from before 1471 and comprised a tower house with a low north west block. This house was extended in the early C16 by the addition of a two storey range to the south east of the tower. The main range, added in 1570-3, consists of a open hall with services to the right and an open cloister walk to the rear. Further extensions were built in C17. Part of the house was demolished circa 1860 and rebuilt in 1954. Licences were granted for a chapel on the site in 1410 and 1413. (PastScape)

Large manor house. C15, C16 and 1570-73. St Columb elvan ashlar, with granite dressings. Delabole slate roofs. Plan: Building comprises a main south-east facing range of 'E'-plan abutting a south-west range containing two earlier phases. Phase I, possibly for Sir John Arundell I (d. 1471) now largely hypothetical, comprised a tower house with low north-west block. This was extended early C16, probably by 'Jack of Tilbury' by a 2-storey range to the south-east of the of earlier tower, together now forming the bulky south wing. Sir John IV High Sheriff of Cornwall and father-in-law to Sir Richard Carew, historian, added the main 1570-3 range of 'E'-plan, comprising a central porch to screens passage, hall to left, services to right, now shop, and an open cloister walk at rear with projecting polygonal stair tower access to a long gallery over. Also added is a large 2-storey bow window to the parlour, later library, in the earlier south range. (Listed Building Report)
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