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Restormel Park, Cornwall

Restormel Park, Cornwall

Artist: Buckler, John Chessell

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1821

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36360

Item number: f.181

Length: 26.4

Width: 35.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This house was built on the site of an ancient chapel and dates back probably to the 16th or 17th century. It stands beside the River Fowey at the foot of a hill below Restormel Castle, approximately 1 mile from Lostwithiel and 2 miles from Lanhydrock House. Not much is recorded of the house's history but it belonged to the Duchy of Cornwall, as is did the castle and surrounding land. At the time that Buckler made this drawing the house was leased John Hext, a writer and chronicler of Cornwall.

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