Trip to Boconnoc House
| Boconnoc House
Boconnoc House was purchased by Thomas (Diamond) Pitt, Governor of Madras, with the proceeds of the sale of the famous Pitt Diamond in 1717. His grandson, Thomas Pitt, the first Baron Camelford, and cousin of William Pitt the Elder, inheriting in 1761, extended the house and landscaped the extensive grounds. He befriended Sir John Soane early in the architect's career and commissioned work for Boconnoc. It is now owned by Anthony Fortescue and has been filmed for Poldark and The Three Musketeers.
The tour group will view, and later lunch in, the restored areas of the house, and Susan Palmer of the Sir John Soane Museum in London, will give an illustrated talk on Soane's achievements in Cornwall.
To book a place on the trip, contact Pam Dodds on 01726 71564 or Barbara Spring 01752 842620 by 31st August.
Tickets will be issued by mid-September.