Carclew House is one of Britain’s lost houses -doesn’t Lost House sound sad and fetchingly spooky? Anyhow, before the house became Lost (and therefore should be with all lost things in the Room of Requirement. Maybe Neville Longbottom could SUMMON IT BACK! You KNOW he could, that BAMF) Carclew was a large Palladian country house near Mylor, Cornwall (South West England) that was purchased by the wealthy merchant Baronet Lemon (1696-1760) around 1739.
Besides his unfortunate name (a ‘lemon’ is a foolish sort of person in England, as in ‘she made me look like a great lemon in front of all my mates, and I hadn’t done anything!’) Baronet Sir Lemon is known for planting some of the first rhododendron specimens, shipped in hot from the Himalayas. Carclew House was expanded in the 18th century and early 19th century, but tragically destroyed by fire in 1934. Aren’t the ruins gorgeous, though? They aren’t EXACTLY open to the public if you must be so picky so I would not suggest you attempt a covert visit and NO, I would never attempt such a lawbreaking stunt myself. I am too far away. ** posted on flickr by blue pelican **