Probably originating circa 1300, the main phases of building appear to have been started by Sir Richard Edgcumbe from 1485–89 and followed by his son, Sir Piers Edgcumbe, from 1489-1520. This house is one of the least altered of the Tudor houses in the United Kingdom. The outbuildings include a stone dovecote in a remarkable state of preservation. For centuries a home of the Edgcumbe family, the house and estate are now under the care of the National Trust. The grounds stretch down to a quay on the River Tamar where there is an outpost of the National Maritime Museum.
The gardens and parkland are listed as Grade II* on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England
- Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
- Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed. Penguin
- http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/component/option,com_parksandgardens/task,site/id,940/tab,description/Itemid,293/ Parks & Gardens Data Services Ltd database account
- Cotehele information at the National Trust
- Cotehele Mill information at the National Trust
- www.manorlodgemillbrook.com - Lady Megan Edgcumbe
- Historic England. "Details from image database (60778 )". Images of England.
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