Sir Richard Carew Pole, 13th Baronet

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Sir John Richard Walter Reginald Carew Pole, 13th Baronet, OBE, DL (born 2 December 1938) is the present holder of the Pole baronetcy, granted to his ancestor by King Charles I in 1628. He lives at Antony House in Cornwall. He succeeded his father, Sir John Gawen Carew Pole, 12th Baronet, in 1993.[1]

Public service[edit]

Sir Richard is a Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Cornwall, an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, a Trustee of the Tate Gallery, the Pilgrim Trust, and the Eden Project, a Governor of Gresham's School, Holt, and President of the Cornwall Gardens Trust.

He was High Sheriff of Cornwall for 1978 and is a past Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers and a past president of the Royal Horticultural Society, from which he received the Victoria Medal of Honour in 2007.

His wife, Mary Dawnay (Lady Carew Pole), is a former Lady-in-Waiting to Anne, Princess Royal and President of the Royal Cornwall Show.[2]


  1. ^ Who Was Who 2003 (London: A. & C. Black)
  2. ^ BBC Cornwall

External links[edit]

Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Carew Pole
(of Shute House)
1993 – present