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Cotehele, Cornwall f.149

Cotehele, Cornwall f.149

Artist: Buckler, John Chessell

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1821

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36360

Item number: f.149

Length: 26.3

Width: 34.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Cotehele House is set on a sloping hill leading down to the River Tamar. Henry VII gave the house to Sir Richard Edgecumbe in gratitude for his loyalty during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The house, made from local granite, sandstone and slate, remains very much today as it did when Sir Richard's son, Piers, completed the house in 1520.

The house, built around three courtyards, is surrounded by woodland and terraced gardens. The tower seen here was built in 1620 and contains three bedrooms, one of which accommodated Charles I when he visited. The 15th-century chapel

contains the oldest working domestic clock in England.

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