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Pentillie Babies

Pentillie Babies

The owners of Pentillie Castle, a magnificent stately home in South East Cornwall are trying to contact everyone who was born in the building when it was used as a maternity hospital in the 1940s. They are also about to be featured on national TV.

Built by James Tillie in 1698, then remodelled in 1809 by William Wilkins, Pentillie Castle and its two thousand acre estate overlooking the Tamar near Pillaton were inherited a year and a half ago by Ted and Sarah Coryton.

Pentillie Castle's south wing was once requisitioned by the Alexandra Nursing Home in Devonport, Plymouth during the Second World War where it was then used as a maternity hospital throughout the duration of the war.

Pentillie Owners on TV

The owners of Pentillie interviewed for TV

Many of these wartime babies have Pentillie Castle on their birth certificate, although almost none of them have ever been back to Pentillie since.

Now the estate's being transformed to pay its way as a wedding venue and the owners want to invite everyone who was born there to a party remembering it's Second World War role in the Spring..

last updated: 12/01/2009 at 13:09
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