Place House - Fowey

Place House - Fowey

Wherever you go in Fowey the chances are you will catch a glimpse of this fine building, more than worthy of its Grade I listed status. Place House is the ancestral home of the Treffy family and has been since the 13th century.

Most of what you see here dates back to the 16th century, including the particularly fine bay windows. The tower is somewhat older dating back to the 15th century, although largely rebuilt.

It was here in 1475 that the lady of the house, Dame Elizabeth Treffry, reputedly defended Place against the French singlehandedly.

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