St. Anthony, Portscatho, TR2 5EZ
Tel: (01295) 680265
Ancient Cornish Manor House
The Spry family have resided for many centuries at Place Manor in the Cornish parish of St. Anthony-in-Roseland. The Place Estate with its church and manor house has been in the family for over 400 years. The site of the former priory which demolished to make way for the house which was built in 1840 in front of the church, is set in the lovely Roseland peninsular, is almost entirely surrounded by sea and has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and a heritage coastline. There are a number of memorials in the parish church of St. Anthony's. The Spry family settled in Cornwall in the early 16th century. With a long distinguished history of military service and of agricultural land ownership members of the Spry family are particularly numerous in Cornwall.
Sir Henry Spry (died 1627).
Arthur Spry (1612–1685), MP for St. Mawes.
William Spry (born ca. 1663), barrister of Middle Temple.
Sir Richard Spry (1715–1775), Spry was knighted at Portsmouth, 24th June 1773 on board HMS 'Barfleur' by King George III. Promoted Rear Admiral of the Red on 31st March 1775.
Thomas Spry, Admiral (1753-1828), Captain in the Royal Navy, and nephew of Sir Richard takes surname and arms of Spry 13th April 1779.
Sir Samuel Thomas Spry (1804–1868), MP for Bodmin, High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1849.
Today the house is privately owned and run as a wedding venue and not open to the public.
Portscatho St. Anthony Head Lighthouse St. Mawes Castle The Roseland Peninsula
Notable Cornish Families St. Anthony Head The Coastal Footpath