Tehidy Park, which stands above it, is an old seat of the Bassets.
Directly the bassets came to the spring, a chorus of deep sounds announced that the quarry had been tracked to her recent lair.
It is probably incorrectly described as a 'manor;' and I believe the Bassets bought the property from the Arundells in 1755.
Up to this date the Bassets had undoubtedly vindicated their claim to the first half of the family motto—'Pro Rege.'
This is the seat of the Bassets, one of the most memorable of Cornish families, having played a great part in the Duchy's history.
It was situated at the Bassets, amid scenery whose exquisite features inspired some of the fine imagery of Rousseau.
Sir Everett Millais restored a pack of basset hounds by crossing them with a bloodhound, the original forefather of bassets.