A fine Merchant's House: Cawsey House Open Days

Great Torrington, Devon

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 September 2024, 10am to 4pm

Free entry, pre-booking preferred via Eventbrite. 

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Cawsey House is an elegant late-Stuart townhouse that once belonged to a wealthy merchant who commissioned one of Devon’s most accomplished plasterers to embellish its main rooms. We are opening this Landmark in association with Heritage Open Days. 

Information about the building's history and restoration will be available including a resource for children. The garden is available for picnics if the weather is dry. 

Open Day entry

Due to the historic nature of our buildings we have a limited capacity for our Open Day events. You may therefore be asked to wait a short time while other visitors finish their visit. Whilst booking is not essential, priority will be given to those who have booked in advance. Thank you for your co-operation.

Finding us

We ask our Open Day visitors to consider using public transport options when attending our open days, or walking if you are able to.

Town parking is available at South Street Car Park, Great Torrington, situated immediately behind the property just a few hundred yards, where parking is free after 12pm on Saturday and all day Sunday: Sydney House (South Street) long stay car park | Torridge District Council. Please check local information in advance. 


There is no lift at this Landmark and the building is accessed by steps. 

Please note that due to the nature of our historic buildings and places, some may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or certain disabilities. We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925 or email [email protected]. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm.

Donating to Landmark

As a charity, the Landmark Trust relies on donations to support our work. We couldn’t have rescued over 200 Landmarks without the support of people like you.

Your support saves historic buildings in danger of being lost forever and makes them available for all to experience and enjoy.

Your donation could help train the craftspeople needed to restore buildings like this, or it could offer opportunities to young people to experience history first-hand, through our open days and free stays for study groups.