Spectacular Victorian country house and estate
Situated on a ridge overlooking the beautiful Land Yeo Valley, Tyntesfield was inspired and remodelled by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs, a successful merchant. The mansion is an extraordinary Gothic Revival extravaganza, bristling with towers and turrets. It survives intact with an unrivalled collection of Victorian decorative arts, an insight into life below stairs and a sumptuously decorated private chapel. Its surrounding 200 hectares (500 acres) of land include formal gardens and a wonderful walled kitchen garden. Tyntesfield was saved for the nation by the National Trust in June 2002 with funding from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, other heritage partners and a £3 million public appeal
Name and credits for images of Tyntesfield
Description of image - Aerial view of Tyntesfield showing the East Front and the Chapel, garden terrace with lawns and eight formal flowerbeds, central holly bushes and classical stone urns. Only available as a scan.
Description of image - West front of the Victorian Gothic house of Tyntesfield with the bow window of the Drawing Room on the right and the red creeper covered walls of the Billiard Room. Only available as a scan.
Credit for photograph: Steve Stephens
Copyright: ©NTPL/Steve Stephens
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