Antony House - Torpoint

Antony is a tiny coastal village and parish situated on the Rame peninsula , three miles west of Torpoint in East Cornwall. The village contains a shop, a pub and a garage and has a population of just over four hundred people.

Antony - Near Torpoint
Antony - Near Torpoint

The parish of Antony is perhaps most famous for Antony House, which lies just over a mile from the village. Antony house is a large, square edifice of Pentnan stone that was built for the Carew family in 1711. It is thought that Daphne DuMaurier 's novel ' My Cousin Rachel ' was inspired by Rachel Carew , whose portrait is still on display in the house.

Although the Carew family still live there, Antony house is now in the care of the National Trust, who open it to the public between March and October. Most recently, Antony House was used as the film set for Walt Disney's ' Alice in Wonderland ', directed by Tim Burton.

Once called 'Antony-in-East', 'Antony St Jacob' and 'Antony-by-Rame', Antony was mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Antone'.