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Tyringham Hall

  • 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 Rees

    Date: 1909
    Designed: Alterations and additions for F.A. Konig

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    Architect: John Soane

    Date: 1793-circa 1800
    Designed: House, Bridge, and Gateway for William Praed

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    Architect: Edwin Landseer Lutyens

    Date: 1924
    Designed: Formal gardens, the Temple of Music, the Bathing Pavilion, the Rose Garden, and a very large pool.

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  • 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
    ISBN: 1856690296
    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
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Georgian: The Magazine of the Georgian Group, The
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: January 1999, pg. 13. Autumn/Winter 2002, pg. 33
    Publisher: London: The Georgian Group
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Magazine

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980 - TV mini series). "Gambit" (2012 - as Lionel Shabandar's country house).
  • 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