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Joyce Greenham Collection

"Capturing the Essence of Cornwall: The Life and Adventures of Joyce Greenham" Step back in time to 1969

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Carnanton House, St Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall. 1969

Carnanton House, St Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall. 1969
A general view of Carnanton House from the driveway in early spring. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Herodsfoot, Cornwall. 1978

Herodsfoot, Cornwall. 1978
A view over Herodsfoot village looking towards the Church. It also shows a farmer, tractor and several cows coming through the village

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Tregarden, St Mabyn, Cornwall. 1959

Tregarden, St Mabyn, Cornwall. 1959
A view of Tregarden house with the 1631 gateway. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Driving an end at East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

Driving an end at East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Driving an end with a box drill mounted in a stretcher. Copy photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Bojewyan Mens Institute, Ponds Hill, near Pendeen, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1966

Bojewyan Mens Institute, Ponds Hill, near Pendeen, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1966
The Working Mens Institute was housed in an early 20th century simple block work outbuilding (little more than a shed). Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Pendeen Manor House, Pendeen, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1961

Pendeen Manor House, Pendeen, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1961
General view of the exterior of the Grade I listed house, the birthplace of Reverend William Borlase 1696-1772. The house dates from the 16th century with alterations by John Borlase in 1670

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Millbrook, Rame Peninsula, Maker, Cornwall. 1962

Millbrook, Rame Peninsula, Maker, Cornwall. 1962
A view of white washed cottages going down the hill. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Hennett, St Juliot, near Boscastle, Cornwall. 1959

Hennett, St Juliot, near Boscastle, Cornwall. 1959
A view of the Grade II listed farmhouse from the lane. The house is thought to have been built in the late 16th century, possibly for the Rawle family. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Angwin Brothers butchers shop, Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1967

Angwin Brothers butchers shop, Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1967
A view of the butchers shop in Market Square (or Commercial Square). The building was once the Capital and Counties Bank. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Ince Castle, Elm Gate, St Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall. 1961

Ince Castle, Elm Gate, St Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall. 1961
The main facade of Ince Castle, seen under scaffolding, during alteration work which included the addition of French windows to allow more light to the dark ground floor

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Rose Cottage, Trenale Lane, near Trevillet, Tintagel, Cornwall. 1966

Rose Cottage, Trenale Lane, near Trevillet, Tintagel, Cornwall. 1966
View of cottages at Trenale Lane. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Rose Cottage and Much in Little, Trevalga, Cornwall. 1966

Rose Cottage and Much in Little, Trevalga, Cornwall. 1966
A view of Grade II listed cottages at Trevalga which form part of an unaltered group in the picturesque village of Trevalga

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Lobster pots and boat, Prussia Cove, St Hilary, Cornwall. 1970

Lobster pots and boat, Prussia Cove, St Hilary, Cornwall. 1970
Traditional wicker lobster pots and a small boat at Prussia Cove, also known as Bessys Cove. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Old a sign, St Tudy, Cornwall. 1976

Old a sign, St Tudy, Cornwall. 1976

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Tregarden, St Mabyn, Cornwall. 1959

Tregarden, St Mabyn, Cornwall. 1959
A view of Tregarden house with the 1631 gateway. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Mount Edgcumbe House, Maker, Cornwall, 1962

Mount Edgcumbe House, Maker, Cornwall, 1962
General view of exterior of house. The photograph was taken during, or just after, rebuilding of the house by the 6th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe after bomb damage in the Second World War

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Visiting group near Giants Quoits after they fell, St Keverne, Cornwall. 9th January 1966

Visiting group near Giants Quoits after they fell, St Keverne, Cornwall. 9th January 1966
The visiting group includes Mr Nicholls on the right and probably the photographer Charles Woolf in the centre. The Giants Quoits stood on the cliffs of Manacle Point until they fell in early 1966

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Giants Quoits before they fell, St Keverne, Cornwall. Early January 1966

Giants Quoits before they fell, St Keverne, Cornwall. Early January 1966
The Giants Quoits, a natural granite rock formation, before they fell. The Giants Quoits stood on the cliffs of Manacle Point until they fell in early 1966

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Shillingham Manor Farm, St Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall. 1961

Shillingham Manor Farm, St Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall. 1961
General view of the Grade II listed 18th century manor house from the estuary side. Ruins of a medieval chapel can be seen. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Front view of Empacombe House, Mount Edgcumbe estate, Maker, Cornwall. 1962

Front view of Empacombe House, Mount Edgcumbe estate, Maker, Cornwall. 1962
View of Empacombe House, a cottage in the hamlet of Empacombe on the Mount Edgcumbe estate. The view shows palm trees and lane up to the property

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: St Tudy, Cornwall. 1959

St Tudy, Cornwall. 1959
St Tudy, with the church tower on the left and grocery shop on the right. A reverse view of image TRURI : TUDgv.21b. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Trelowarren House, Mawgan in Meneage, Cornwall. 1961

Trelowarren House, Mawgan in Meneage, Cornwall. 1961
A view of the entrance to the raised garden and the Grade II listed crenellated stone wall. The Grade I listed house has been in the hands of the Vyvyan family since the 15th century

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Trelowarren House, Mawgan in Meneage, Cornwall. 1957

Trelowarren House, Mawgan in Meneage, Cornwall. 1957
A view of the front of the Grade I listed house with the chapel, built around 1660, on the right. The house has been in the hands of the Vyvyan family since the 15th century

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Caervallack, St Martin in Meneage, Cornwall. 1966

Caervallack, St Martin in Meneage, Cornwall. 1966
A grassy lane and field gates on a sunny day. Same view as TRURI : MRMgv.1a Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Former Assembly Rooms, High Cross, Truro, Cornwall. 1959

Former Assembly Rooms, High Cross, Truro, Cornwall. 1959
The entrance to Cathedral Garage and the Commercial Union Assurance company offices. The Cornish Mutual Assurance company is in the building next door

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Limekiln on beach at Polkerris, Tywardreath, Cornwall, 1976

Limekiln on beach at Polkerris, Tywardreath, Cornwall, 1976
General view of the limekiln with the World War II lookout on top. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Mawgan Creek, Mawgan in Meneage, Cornwall. 1978

Mawgan Creek, Mawgan in Meneage, Cornwall. 1978
A scenic view of Mawgan Creek, on the Helford River, with several small boats and the tide in. There is a small building on the left with a sign above the door which is not readable in

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Churchtown, St Pinnock, Cornwall. 1966

Churchtown, St Pinnock, Cornwall. 1966
A view of Churchtown from the south west with St Pinnock Parish Church towards the left. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Botallack Manor, Botallack, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1961

Botallack Manor, Botallack, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1961
Front view of the 17th century, Grade II listed manor house with the sea behind. A pony is tethered in the garden. The house is situated between the village and mines of Botallack

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1967

Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1967
A view of the church from Market Square (or Commercial Square). Warren and Son bakers and confectioners, the Wellington Hotel

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Lloyds Bank, Wainhouse Corner, Jacobstow, Cornwall. 1968

Lloyds Bank, Wainhouse Corner, Jacobstow, Cornwall. 1968
A slate-hung house (Lloyds Bank) at the road junction with Shell petrol station and cars on the far left. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Nance Farmhouse, Illogan, Cornwall. 1979

Nance Farmhouse, Illogan, Cornwall. 1979
A view of the Grade II listed former dower house from the side. The house is said to have originally been built for one of the daughters of the Basset family of Tehidy and wife of John Collins

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Stratton, Cornwall. 1962

Stratton, Cornwall. 1962
View of Churchtown from the south. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Wooden granary building on staddle stones, Shillingham Manor Farm, St Stephens by Saltash

Wooden granary building on staddle stones, Shillingham Manor Farm, St Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall. 1961
Grade II listed granary building, probably built in the mid 19th century. Tarred weather-boarding on 9 granite staddle stones with a hipped slurried slate roof with roof vent

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Row of houses in St Stephens Hill, St Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall. 1973

Row of houses in St Stephens Hill, St Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall. 1973
A row of houses, one slate-hung, in Churchtown, St Stephens by Saltash. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: View over Sancreed from Sancreed Beacon, Cornwall. 1969

View over Sancreed from Sancreed Beacon, Cornwall. 1969
A view from Sancreed Beacon looking east over Sancreed with Drift Reservoir in the distance. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Sithney

Sithney
Charles Woolf standing on Men Amber (a Logan Stone) Map reference SW 650 322. Men Amber is a natural outcrop of granite located on the hill summit to the east of Nancegollan

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: The Cecil Arms, St Stephens Hill, St Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall. 1973

The Cecil Arms, St Stephens Hill, St Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall. 1973
The Cecil Arms public house. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Cottage at Treligga, St Teath, Cornwall. 1968

Cottage at Treligga, St Teath, Cornwall. 1968
View looking seawards. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: View towards Trendine, Towednack, Cornwall. 1983

View towards Trendine, Towednack, Cornwall. 1983
View towards Trendine with Towednack Church in the distance. Cattle are grazing in the field. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Tregardock Farm, Treligga, St Teath, Cornwall. 1968

Tregardock Farm, Treligga, St Teath, Cornwall. 1968
View from the cliff at Tregonnick Tail to Tregardock Farm in the distance. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Trevear House, St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall. 1962

Trevear House, St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall. 1962
A view from the road across the garden to Trevear House. Note the mounting blocks in the foreground. The nearer one seems new and robust compared to the smaller

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Temple, Cornwall. 1964

Temple, Cornwall. 1964
View from the lane near the church. The top of the castellated tower of which can just be discerned on the lower left of the picture behind a tree

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Near Temple, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. 1967

Near Temple, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. 1967
The Main A30 looking west, with the junction for temple on the left. Note two telegraph poles and lines on the right. This junction is much altered by the dualling of the A30

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: The Tree Inn and a notice regarding the Battle of Stratton in the English Civil War, Fore Street

The Tree Inn and a notice regarding the Battle of Stratton in the English Civil War, Fore Street, Stratton, Cornwall
The Tree Inn at Stratton that has a commemorative notice in its wall regarding the Battle of Stratton. The notice reads: In this place ye Army of Ye Rebells under ye command of ye Earl of Stamford

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: The Tree Inn and the notice in its wall regarding the Battle of Stratton during the English Civil

The Tree Inn and the notice in its wall regarding the Battle of Stratton during the English Civil War, Fore Street
The notice reads: In this place ye Army of Ye Rebells under ye command of ye Earl of Stamford recivd a signall overthrow by ye valor ofs Bevill Granville & ye Cornish Army on Tuesday ye 16 of May

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Mount Edgcumbe, Maker, Cornwall, 1962

Mount Edgcumbe, Maker, Cornwall, 1962
View over grounds towards Tamar estuary with Plymouth in background and three figures in the distance. The photograph was taken during, or just after

Background imageJoyce Greenham Collection: Tremeer, St Tudy, Cornwall. 1976

Tremeer, St Tudy, Cornwall. 1976
View of the Grade II listed house and gardens at St Tudy, with visitors touring the grounds. The terraced gardens originate from around the 17th century and were remodelled by Major General E.G.W




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"Capturing the Essence of Cornwall: The Life and Adventures of Joyce Greenham" Step back in time to 1969, when Joyce Greenham found solace and inspiration at Carnanton House in St Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and rich history, she embarked on a journey that would shape her artistic vision. In 1978, Herodsfoot became her haven. Nestled amidst the picturesque countryside of Cornwall, this quaint village provided endless inspiration for Joyce's creative endeavors. The year 1961 marked a significant milestone as she discovered Pendeen Manor House in St Just in Penwith. This historic gem transported her to another era, fueling her passion for capturing the essence of Cornwall through art. Venturing further into the heartland of beauty, Hennett near Boscastle stole Joyce's heart in 1959. Its idyllic charm resonated with her soul as she immersed herself in its rustic allure. Bojewyan Mens Institute at Ponds Hill was witness to Joyce's artistic growth in 1966. Here, surrounded by like-minded individuals and stunning vistas near Pendeen, St Just in Penwith, she honed her skills and expanded her horizons. St Tudy unveiled its secrets to Joyce during an enchanting encounter with an old sign from yesteryears. In 1976, this hidden treasure whispered tales of forgotten times that ignited her imagination once more. Rose Cottage along Trenale Lane near Trevillet beckoned Joyce with its timeless beauty in 1966. Amidst rolling hills and rugged cliffs near Tintagel, it became a sanctuary where creativity flourished effortlessly. Millbrook on Rame Peninsula welcomed Joyce into its embrace during the summer of 1962. Maker revealed itself as a place where dreams took flight against a backdrop of serene coastal scenery. Trevalga unveiled two gems - Rose Cottage and Much in Little - to Joyce in 1966.