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Following on from my last post,with 'window of the folly',in the grounds of Mount Edgecumbe.This is the main entrance to Mount Edgecumbe.
Mount Edgecumbe is the Tudor home of the Earls of Mount Edgecumbe.The first family residence was started by Richard Edgecumbe who in 1547,commissioned Roger Palmer, a local mason, to build a new house on the eastern slopes of the Rame peninsula, overlooking Plymouth Soundand the River Tamar.
The Edgecumbe family eventually moved their household from Cotehele to Mount Edgecumbe during the late 17th century.In the 18th and early 19th century the Edgecumbe's undertook a large scale remodelling of the interior decor of the house and some external rebuilding.
In the 2nd World War,the house was destroyed by German bombers during the 1941 Blitz on Plymouth.The house was left as a derelict shell until 1958, when Adrian Gilbert Scott was commissioned by the 6th Earl to rebuild the house using a steel frame and concrete floors.
The house and the 865 acres of grounds were jointly purchased by Plymouth City Council ans Cornwall County Council in 1971.
The grounds and gardens were turned into a country park.

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