Five fire facts
- The fire started in the kitchen chimney
- High winds caused the fire to spread rapidly
- All but one of the servants lost all their property in the blaze
- One female servant had to jump from a window to flee the flames
- The Gallery escaped the flames & its Jacobean ceiling survived
Lanhydrock's charismatic heir, Tommy Agar-Robartes, seemed destined for greatness. From the Bullingdon Club to the ballot box then the battlefield, he was a high-flyer, magazine cover-star and leader of men. Sadly his life , like that of so many others, was tragically cut short in the First World War.
Learn more from the Lanhydrock journals
Available for the first time online are a fascinating series of academic essays on the history of Lanhydrock and its people, written by our staff and volunteers.