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Status: On original site
Type: Other
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Other monument
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The mansion of Tehidy, parks and residences were purchased by donations raised from local people by The Cornwall War Memorial Committee. In excess of £20,000 was raised from donations received by a campaign for public subscription to purchase the property to be used as a sanatorium to treat tuberculosis patients. The property and estate was handed to The Cornwall Sanatorium Committee on February 28th 1918,as a war memorial and hospital for the treatment of tuberculosis suffers. The Deed of Gift was presented to Mr WC Pendarves, for the County Council, on Whit Monday 1918, by Viscount Falmouth, Chairman of the War Memorial Committee. The clock tower on the former mansion is a tower of remembrance and a plaque with the detailed inscription, by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch is positioned in the front hall of Clock Tower House. Clock Tower House is a privately owned residence in a private residential estate following the sale of the hospital to private developers The Raven Group in 1995. The tower is visible from public pathways in Tehidy Country Park. Please click "names tab" to view full inscription.
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The Cornwall War Memorial was originally a mansion, park and grounds which were purchased by the county war committee and gifted to the County Council. A tablet with the dedication is located in the front hall of Clock Tower House on what is now a private estate. The clock tower above the property (part of the property) is the tower of remembrance referred to on the inscription Inscription reads - THE MANSION, PARK AND RESIDENCES OF TEHIDY WERE PURCHASED BY A FUND SUBSCRIBED TO PERPETUATE IN A HOUSE OF BENEFIT FOR LIVING CORNISHMEN AND CORNISHWOMEN A PROUD MEMORIAL OF THEIR DEAD, WHO IN HEALTH LAID DOWN THEIR LIFE TO DEFEND THEIR COUNTRY. 1914 - 1918 THE TOWER OF REMEMBRANCE WAS ERECTED BY SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION IN GRATITUDE TRIUMPHANT OVER DEATH AND DIFFICULTY THROUGH THE DEVINE MERCY. MAJOREM HAC DELECTIONEM NEMO HABET (spacing not known)

There are no names on the inscription. The memorial is to 6,300 Cornishmen and Cornishwomen who lost their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1918.

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