Sir Walter Raleigh

The black-and-white L-shaped building arranged around a courtyard, was the Padstow Courthouse.

Padstow Court House was originally built in the 16th Century and extended in the late 17th and 19th centuries. Sir Walter Raleigh lived in Padstow at the end of the 16th Century when he was Warden of Cornwall and his Court House was the administrative centre for the collection of taxes and dues. Before the 19th century remodelling of the harbour, the water’s edge would have been directly in front of the house.

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