How the ‘King of Cornwall’ Brought History to Life


Painting at Trerice - an eighteenth century watercolour of The East Front of Trerice, in the Gallery.

Painting at Trerice – an eighteenth century watercolour of The East Front of Trerice, in the Gallery.

In 1953 George Edward Michael Trinick (1924-94) joined the National Trust in Cornwall as an Assistant Agent. He rose steadily through the ranks becoming Area Agent in 1956, Regional Secretary of Devon and Cornwall in 1965 and Cornwall’s Regional Director between 1978 and 1984. Unusually during this time he simultaneously acted as Historic Buildings Representative, a curatorial role that saw him not only facilitate the acquisition of Trerice (right), but also prepare it as a visitor attraction.

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https://www.sahgb.org.uk/the-architectural-historian.html

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About paul holden

Architectural historian working as a House and Collections Manager for the National Trust at Lanhydrock House in Cornwall. Author of 'The Lanhydrock Atlas' (Cornwall Editions,2010) and 'The London Letters of Samuel Molyneux, 1712-13' (London Topographical Society, 2011). Contributor to many scholarly journals and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
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