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Mentioned in the Domesday book, the manor house of Rafael stands atop Polperro.
It was the seat of the Lords of Lansallos Manor, the Huish family from the 13th century.
When Sir Jonathon Phillipps of Launceston died, his trustees decided to sell the estate.
Due to the Phillipps Estate Act of 1813, for the first time in seven hundred years anyone could buy their property freehold.
The house was purchased by George Coath of Pelynt for £3,000.
The house was lived in by his descendants right up until his great-granddaughter died in 1955.
Lilly House, Polperro
Lilly House was the home of Captain Thomas Coath, who together with his 10 year old son,lost his life when their ship was lost off the coast of Chile in September 1906.