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Namparagirl wrote:

Penrice (Boconnoc House), was used only in the TV series as the home belonging to Aunt Agatha that George and Elizabeth escaped to after Trenwith was burned down.  In the books, of course, Trenwith did not burn down and George and Elizabeth lived between here and George's house, Cardew.  Cardew was a Warleggan home and was not the same as Penrice.  



-- Edited by Namparagirl on Thursday 12th of April 2012 10:23:00 PM


 Thank you for clarifying that. 



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Apparently, Geroge's house in Cardew was also known as

Boconnoc House or Penrice



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The Trenwith house was also referred to as Godolphin Hall



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Penrice (Boconnoc House), was used only in the TV series as the home belonging to Aunt Agatha that George and Elizabeth escaped to after Trenwith was burned down.  In the books, of course, Trenwith did not burn down and George and Elizabeth lived between here and George's house, Cardew.  Cardew was a Warleggan home and was not the same as Penrice.  



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The Trenwith House was described as having two parlours, a winter one and a summer one.  Usually it was one of these rooms in which the family members dined, the large dining hall being used only for guests.

The bedroom that GC slept in was described as a tower room.



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Namparagirl wrote:

Yes, and after Elizabeth died, George closed Trenwith up and left as documented in the books.  But we are going very much off topic now.



-- Edited by Namparagirl on Wednesday 11th of April 2012 10:52:17 PM


 In order to keep this thread on-topic, people who wish to discuss the houses can now post comments on this thread:  http://poldark.activeboard.com/t48688320/houses-used-in-the-poldark-series/



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Yes, and after Elizabeth died, George closed Trenwith up and left as documented in the books.  But we are going very much off topic now.



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Although Trenwith House was never owned by Valentine, I think maybe that is where Elizabeth gave birth to him.  I think it was mentioned in the books that on the upper level there was a hallway with a half-flight of stairs that Elizabeth fell down while she was pregnant with him.  Ursula, I believe, was also born at Trenwith, which would mean that's also the house where Elizabeth died.



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I think maybe the Warleggan town house in Truro was where George just had his bank, and his office on the second floor, but no actual living quarters.  I think it's also where someone once came to compalin to him about the stink in the streets.



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Was Truro the town where people came to complain to George about the stink of raw sewage in the street?



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Namparagirl wrote:

Sabrina, Trenwith was the Poldark family home which Charles Poldark the eldest son inherited and where Francis and Verity were brought up and also where Aunt Agatha Poldark lived with them.  Francis inherited from Charles and lived there throughout his life and marriage to Elizabeth and Verity lived there with them too until she ran away to marry Andrew Blamey.  After Francis died Elizabeth lived there with her son Geoffrey Charles and then when she married George they lived between Trenwith and Cardew and the Warleggan town house in Truro.  When Elizabeth died, George closed the house up and only returned there once a year and the house was left in trust to Geoffrey Charles Poldark who brought his bride Amadora back after their marriage and opened up the house, which had been left to deteriorate almost to rack and ruin in the hands of the infamous Harry brothers.  Geoffrey Charles arranged the party you refer to where the long table was taken up from the flagstones and pushed to one side, he was helped to get the house in order by Demelza, Ross, Jeremy, Clowance and Bella, also Drake and Morwenna and their daughter Loveday who returned to visit from Looe.  

Trenwith House was never owned by Valentine as he was not a Poldark, being the son of George Warleggan and Elizabeth.  Valentine lived at Place House with Selina.

George and Harriet never lived at Trenwith, they lived at Cardew.

Obviously the TV series deviated from the storyline in the books ... not sure if you have actually read the books yet.  Hope this helps. 



-- Edited by Namparagirl on Wednesday 11th of April 2012 09:37:02 PM


 Yes, I actually did finish reading all of the books, but still got confused about the houses.  What you wrote helped to clear it up though, so thanks!

Now I remember at that party it was GC who set the table to the side.  Valentine got in trouble for inviting John Conan Whitworth to the party, who reminded Wenna so much of his father.  Although it seems to me that wasn't really Valentine's fault, he was much to young to remember what happened between Wenna and Ossie.



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Sabrina, Trenwith was the Poldark family home which Charles Poldark the eldest son inherited and where Francis and Verity were brought up and also where Aunt Agatha Poldark lived with them.  Francis inherited from Charles and lived there throughout his life and marriage to Elizabeth and Verity lived there with them too until she ran away to marry Andrew Blamey.  After Francis died Elizabeth lived there with her son Geoffrey Charles and then when she married George they lived between Trenwith and Cardew and the Warleggan town house in Truro.  When Elizabeth died, George closed the house up and only returned there once a year and the house was left in trust to Geoffrey Charles Poldark who brought his bride Amadora back after their marriage and opened up the house, which had been left to deteriorate almost to rack and ruin in the hands of the infamous Harry brothers.  Geoffrey Charles arranged the party you refer to where the long table was taken up from the flagstones and pushed to one side, he was helped to get the house in order by Demelza, Ross, Jeremy, Clowance and Bella, also Drake and Morwenna and their daughter Loveday who returned to visit from Looe.  

Trenwith House was never owned by Valentine as he was not a Poldark, being the son of George Warleggan and Elizabeth.  Valentine lived at Place House with Selina.

George and Harriet never lived at Trenwith, they lived at Cardew.

Obviously the TV series deviated from the storyline in the books ... not sure if you have actually read the books yet.  Hope this helps. 



-- Edited by Namparagirl on Wednesday 11th of April 2012 09:37:02 PM

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Was Trenwith the house that was faomus for having the large dining hall with a large wooden table built into the floor?

Was it also the house where George and Elizabeth lived after they were married?  Was it also where George lived with Harriet, or did they live in another house?  I seem to rember that there was a time when George did NOT live at Trenwith House.  I also seem to remember there was a time when Valentine W. threw a party there, and George was very upset with him for detaching the large dining tabel from the floor and upending it against a wall to make the room into a large dance floor.



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