Origin c1510, Grade I listed great hall with its timber hammerbeam roof built for Richard Carew about 1510. 18C and Victorian alterations. Site of important Elizabethan garden created by Sir Francis Carew.
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Beddington Park was the former manor house of the Carew family, lost to money lenders and bad debts by Charles Hallowell Hallowell Carew in the 1850s. The Domesday Book mentions two Beddington estates and these were united by Nicholas Carew to form Carew Manor in 1381. The Manor, once a medieval moated house, was home to the Royal Female Orphanage from 1866 until 1968. It now houses Carew Academy school.
The Grade I listed great hall (or banqueting hall), containing a fine hammerbeam roof, survives from the medieval house. In the grounds are part of the orangery built in the early 18th century around orange trees planted by Sir Francis Carew (claimed to be the first planted in England) and an early 18th-century Grade II* listed dovecote.
Archaeologists have recently discovered a Tudor garden including a grotto at Carew Manor, believed to have been created by Sir Francis Carew in the 16th century.