Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Carnon Downs OCS



Chairman and Librarian: Lewis Hocking  01872 863630


Vice Chairman: Martin Hughes


Secretary: Vacancy


Treasurers: Barry & Kate Gaskill


Recorder: Phil Davey  01872 865400








PROGRAMME 2018/2019


Meetings are held at Carnon Downs Village Hall on the first Tuesday of each month,

Commencing at 7.15 p.m. Subscriptions £7.50, visitors £2.00


4th September

     Mr. Terry Chapman  

             The History of Enys Estate


2nd October

       Mr. Jan Pentreath

             Dolly Pentreath


6th November

Mr. Gary Mitchell

A Boatbuilder’s Story(cont’d)


4th  December

Mr. John Woodward

The History of Cornish Ranges



11th  January *Friday*

Social Evening with entertainment

– bring and share supper


18th January (Friday)

New Year Luncheon



5th  February

Mr. Phil Allen

            Feock Trails


5th  March

Ms.Henrietta Boeck



2nd  April

AGM – bring and share supper







The first meeting of the new season was attended by 65 members and guests who enjoyed a presentation on The History of Enys House by Terry Chapman.  Terry mentioned that the house established  in the 13th C is built in the shape of an E. (Enys means clearing in the forest) the first owner  being  Robert de Enys but Samuel Enys (1611-1697) was the first owner known to have left records of his family tree and notes about his family life, including his marriage to Elizabeth Pendarves and their children.  The estate was passed on through the male line and the records are now with the Cornwall Records Office.

The family were major landowners, landlords, employers and provided education but the estate experienced fluctuations in its fortunes and had to sell assets at one time. It was John Davies Enys who established a New Zealand garden in the grounds and indulged his interest in plants and geology. During WW2 the Dutch Navy were stationed at Enys.




















Founded: 1963


Colours: Black & Scarlet

Carnon Downs Blacksmith's shop 1940s  (1)

Blacksmith's Shop 1940s