Porthpean House, belonged to the Petherick family. Major Petherick was commander of the Auxiliary Units Special Duties branch. Porthpean House had accommodation for the whole Cornwall Scout Section and sits high on the cliff overlooking the beach and bay.
In the 1930s E.T. Bond carried out a survey of Porthpean and district. The photographs are from this survey.
It is now holiday accommodation and rather more famous as the house where "About Time" starring Bill Nighy was filmed.
Cornwall PL26 6AX
Cornwall Record Office ref AD 2081/1-2