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King's Room, Godolphin House, about 1934

NumberHESFM:1977.2579.6
PlaceGodolphin Cross Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1934. about
KeywordsGodolphin Cross
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

Photographic postcard view of the interior of the King's Room at Godolphin House, circa 1934, before restoration. Originally the Great Chamber, The King's Room, in the west wing, features a finely carved doorway created in 1604 for the marriage of Sir William Godolphin to Thomasine Sidney. This doorway can be seen on the right of the photograph. The future King Charles II is reputed to have stayed here before fleeing in exile to the Scilly Isles and France in 1646. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston.