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The East wing of the Alverton Manor was built for William Tweedy of
Truro Vean as a family home. He also became President of the Royal
Horticultural Society and opened the Alverton gardens to the public.
William Tweedy passed away – The manor house was now
partly owned by The bank of Cornwall and the Alverton gardens
remained open to the public for another 10 years.
The bank was forced to close its doors to customers after becoming
insolvent and was liquidated. Alverton Manor was sold to Mr.Pascoe
who built the Library.
The Order of the Epiphany acquired Alverton Manor from
Sir John Protheroe Smith for £3,000, with the money mainly
coming from the nuns wealthy families.
The nuns started helping the local community and started
building The Chapel which is now known as The Great Hall.
Alverton Manor became too big for the nuns and was
converted to a grand, country house hotel.
Alverton Manor was purchased by a Cornish hotel group and
renamed The Alverton with plans to lovingly restore it to it’s
former glory as the best, luxury hotel in Truro.