Caerhays Castle, Cornwall.
Printed by C. Moody, 257 High Holborn, London. [n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 420 x 650mm. 16½ x 25½". Surface soiled.
A fine prospect of Caerhays Castle near St. Austell, Cornwall, a Grade I Listed Building built by the famous architect, John Nash, for the Trevanion family. Building work started in 1807 and was completed by 1810. The Trevanions must have been stretched by the construction cost of Caerhays since, by 1825, they had taken out a mortgage (incumbrance) with The Bank of England for £20,000. Further mortgages accumulated along with their gambling debts and, by 1842, the Trevanion family fled to Bruges and their estates were acquired by their creditors.
[Ref: 12957] £240.00