THE HISTORY OF TREBARTHA HALL - Extracts from a talk by Robert Latham in October 2011



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This is the first of four Trebartha Estate farms mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and was believed to be held from Robert Count of Mortain.

Robert was the half brother of William the Conqueror and held most of Cornwall, 277 manors in fact. His presence at the Battle of Hastings is commemorated on the Bayeux Tapestry where he is seated at The Conquerorís left with his sword half drawn. He established his court in Launceston Castle and spent most of his time in Normandy and was largely an absentee landlord. Robertís son William who had inherited his fatherís estate was dispossessed in 1106 for his part in the Baronís Rebellion in the reign of Henry I.

William and his half-brothers Odo Bishop of Bayeux and Robert of Mortain in the Bayeux Tapestry. By special permission of the City of Bayeux. Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry, 11th century


The image at the top of the page shows views of and around Trebartha Hall used by Robert Latham in his talk.

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