Porthpean, St. Austell, PL26 6AZ
Tel: (01726) 73067
Ancient Cornish Manor House
Penrice was the home of the Sawle Family after they moved from Towan in 1596. The estate was passed down through the generations of the Sawle Family for nearly 500 years.
The last in the line was Mrs Cobbold-Sawle, and she died in 1971 without an heir. Under the terms of her will, Penrice House and much of the proceeds of the estate went to establish a rest home for the elderly. She also left land for the Roman Catholic church, the rugby football ground (now a supermarket) and the Penrice Hospital complex.
The house is now privately owned and run as a care home.
The house is about one south of St. Austell on the road past Porthpean.
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