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Thursday Doors – Cotehele

This National Trust property on the River Tamar in Cornwall has its origins in 1300. It is probably one of the most authentic Tudor houses in England. It is like a rabbit warren. The walls are covered in tapestries rather than wallpaper or painted plaster. There is still no electricity in the main body of the house. It is so dark that taking photographs inside was challenging. It was the first of many stately homes to be handed over to the National Trust in lieu of death duties.

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The tapestries hide the doors.

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This is the door into the bowels of the Cotehele Clock, at the end of the chapel. It still works and keeps good time.

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I can’t resist showing you some of the other features of the house.

 

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

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