Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Egyptian House (Penzance)

The Egyptian House is a striking piece of architecture at Penzance, in spite of being tucked away down a side street.

It was built in 1835 to act as a museum and repository of geological items.

The Egptian influenced style became popular in the wake of Napoleon`s campaign in 1798. Not many examples survive, although one such is at Stamford.

The ornamentation is of Coade stone and features winged serpents and other Egyptian figures.

The house is now in the possession of the Landmark Trust.

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