Image Courtesy of Colyn Thomas
In the 18th century when the Edgcumbe family rose to their pinnacle of their wealth and power, the house was extensively modified and in 1749 the 4 small circular turrets at the corners were replaced by larger octagonal ones. The hall was decorated with Doric columns and Pilasters of blue marbel in the classic style, an organ was installed and it also contained a fine collection of Cornish stone, granite and marbel. The west wing was entirely rebuilt including a new oval dining room and on the walls were numerous family portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
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