Trenethick Barton, another church and some crosses

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Trenethick Barton

A few hours to kill in Helston led us to walk to Wendron to study the church and its crosses.

A delight on the way was the discovery of Trenethick Barton, a fine C16 squire’s house with ‘an unforgettable two-storey gatehouse’ (Pevsner). The tall walls prevent one seeing much of the house.

Pevsner decribes it as ‘an exceedingly attractive ensemble of medieval house, gatehouse and courtyard walls, one of the best in Cornwall.’ This sounds pretty credible.

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Trenethick Barton – the gatehouse

It would not be surprising to see the Warleggans or Poldarks leaving on horseback.