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COTEHELE HOUSE

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Country house probably originating circa 1300, with alterations of early 15thcentury. The main phases of building appear to have been by Sir Richard Edgcumbe from 1485 -89 and his son, Sir Piers Edgcumbe, from 1489 - 1520. Some intermediate alterations and the addition of the north west tower in 1627. Internal alterations of early and late 18th century. The east range was remodelled in 1862 as accommodation for a widowed Countess of Mount Edgcumbe. Few later alterations. The original plan is uncertain but the main hall is thought to be the core of the original building. A license for the chapel was issued in 1411. There is a gunport dating to circa 1470.

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