Place House seen from the river - to the right of the church.
Place House shown within Cornwall
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Home of the Treffry family since the thirteenth century, the original structure was a fifteenth-century tower, which was defended against the French in 1475 by Dame Elizabeth Treffry. It was strengthened soon afterwards, largely rebuilt in the sixteenth century and remodelled in the nineteenth century, the east front dating mostly from 1817-45.
Not open to the public, the best view of the tower is from beside the River Fowey.
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