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



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Twelve Men’s Moor

Between 1161 and 1175 Reginald, Earl of Cornwall and a natural son of Henry I, made the gift of a large tract of moorland to the Prior and Canons of Launceston on the condition that perpetual payers and masses were said in the priory for his soul and those of his immediate family. A century later an agreement was reached between the Prior and the Canons and twelve tenants in respect of grazing rights, hence the name “Twelve Men’s Moor”. The twelve men agreed to provide homage and service and an annual rent of four silver shillings payable at Michaelmas (29th September). The Prior and Canons agreed that if any of the twelve men should be condemned by verdict of their peers and the Priors Court of Caradon they should not be ‘mulched’ of more than sixpence on any one day.

Two men in the deed are Thomas of Calnystocke and David of the same. These are the farms at West Castick (shown above) and East Castick, both of which are part of the Trebartha Estate. In 1848 both farms bore the name Calstock.


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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