The Great Hall at Cotehele

Cotehele is a Tudor manor house built between 1485 and 1539, high above the banks of the river Tamar in Cornwall. It was owned by the same family- the Edgcumbes,for six hundred years and is one of the best preserved Medieval manors in the country. They rebuilt the original 13th century property, before creating an even grander home a few miles away at Mount Edgcumbe, so Cotehele was little used and hardly changed over the centuries. The house became National Trust property in 1947 in lieu of death duty.
Today I’m showing you some of the armoury to be fond in the Great Hall.

And some other items I liked.

I’ll be back in a few days with some more photos of the house and garden.

10 thoughts on “The Great Hall at Cotehele

  1. I can hardly imagine a house being in the same family for 600 years … how many generations is that?? Fabulous pics of the very fine armour and lights, it looks astonishing 🙂

  2. That’s some very impressive armour indeed Gilly and you’ve captured everything so well! I won’t mind having those in my house as well! Thanks for sharing. 😀

  3. Metal – my favorite for the reasons you know.
    I’ve held swords and helmets at antique shops and know they can be quite heavy.
    The ornate design on these is admirable work. I’m sure they were all handmade since blacksmiths were know to be the craftsmen of things like this. I can’t wait to see more.
    I enjoyed this post, Gilly, very much. > 😀

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