Whiteford House

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Coordinates: 50°32′46″N 4°18′58″W / 50.546°N 4.316°W / 50.546; -4.316

Whiteford House
Whiteford Temple

Whiteford House was an English country house built in 1775 near Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England, UK. The house was built by Sir John Call of Whiteford on his return from India.[1]

Of the 1775 house little survives. Some fragments are incorporated in the house of the agent of the home farm, i.e. a Tuscan Doric porch and some tripartite windows.[2] The estate was sold to the Prince of Wales in 1879 and the mansion was converted into an office for the Duchy of Cornwall.[3] The main house was demolished in 1913 while still in the ownership of the Duchy and some of the stone was used to build the nearby Duchy College.[4] The stables and a garden folly survive, and the folly (called Whiteford Temple) survive, and Whiteford Temple is now owned by the Landmark Trust and let as a holiday cottage. There are Coade stone plaques on the exterior of the Temple.

From 2001 until 2012, the grounds of Whiteford House hosted the Whiteford Music Festival.


  1. ^ "Whiteford Past & Present". Internet Archive. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed., revised by E. Radcliffe. Penguin; p. 240. Pevsner (writing in 1950) notes the existence of an outbuilding divided into cottages, the stables with cupola and wings, a ghost of the layout of the grounds, a bridge and the garden temple "now a cattle byre".
  3. ^ "Local News". The Cornishman (66). 16 October 1879. p. 3. 
  4. ^ "Whiteford Temple". Landmark Trust. Retrieved 6 April 2016.