Boconnoc can trace its history back to the Normans. The estate and house were taxed in the Domesday Roll A.D.1087. At one stage it belonged to the Pitt family and it was eventually bequeathed to the Fortescue family who still own it.
Sir John Soane carried out some work here in the late 1780s.
I was employed to advise on appropriate paint colours for the 18th and early 19th century interiors. Many technical issues have been resolved and the house is nearing a full restoration.
The restoration of the house is another of the magnificent efforts that I have encountered – of a family fighting against the odds to keep the house running – and reminiscent of another success story at nearby Great Fulford.
My company Papers and Paints has supplied the specially-mixed paint colours for this project over many years.
In more recent years I have found myself working at another Fortescue house Dropmore.
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