An 1820 engraving of the house from "Neale's Views of Seats." This view shows the house before the 20th century additions that added the dome.
Built / Designed For: William Mackworth Praed
House & Family History: For much of the 20th Tyringham Hall was The Tyringham Clinic, an osteopathic hospital. In 2001 the house was purchased by real estate heir Anton Bilton and his wife, Lisa Barbuscia-Bilton. In 2002 an application was made to build nine new residential houses in the grounds, with the intent to convert the main house to residential use. The Biltons spent approximately £10 million restoring Tyringham and returning it to a single-family private residence. The house was put up for sale in May 2013 with an asking price of £18 million. In May of 2016 Tyringham was listed for sale again, this time at a guide price of £12.5 million. Sir John Soane's Museum, London, has, in its collection, a client model of Tyringham. The wooden model was made 1793-94 by Joseph Parkins for Soane, who presented it to his client, William Praed. The Berkshire County Massachusetts town of Tyringham (incorporated in 1767) was named for Tyringham, Buckinghamshire.
Comments: Tyringham is considered Soane's first mature design.
Garden & Outbuildings: Soane's entrance gateway, in separate (private) ownership from the house, has been called "a monument of European importance." Tyringham has more surviving Soane-designed outbuildings than any other place in Britain. In 1924 Lutyens designed a clutch of outbuildings at Tyringham, including formal gardens, the Temple of Music, the Bathing Pavilion, the Rose Garden, and a very large pool, all listed Grade II*. The stables are Grade I-listed.
Architect: Charles Gottlob Frederick ReesDate: 1909
Architect: John SoaneDate: 1793-circa 1800
John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, 1818.
Country Life: XLII, 628, 1917. LXV, [740, 780, Garden Architecture], 1929.
Title: Miscellany of Objects From Sir John Soane's Museum, A
Author: Thornton; Peter; Dorey Helen
Year Published: 1992
Reference: pg. 117
Publisher: London: Laurence King Publishing
Book Type: Softback
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Reference: pg. 909
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
Title: Georgian: The Magazine of the Georgian Group, The
Year Published: NA
Reference: January 1999, pg. 13. Autumn/Winter 2002, pg. 33
Publisher: London: The Georgian Group
Book Type: Magazine
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat / Home of: William Mackworth Praed, 1800-33. Frederick A. Konig, early 20th century. Anton Bilton, 2001-16.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No