DiCamillo Companion
England

Fort Brecqhou

  • Built / Designed For: Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay

    House & Family History: Fort Brecqhou is the largest house built in Britain in the last 200 years. The House is a granite-clad castle on a quadrangular plan built in the castellated Gothic style, complete with circular turrets at the four corners. It features giant twisted chimneys of the style developed during the reign of Henry VIII (this chimney style is unique to English architecture). The tenement of Brecqhou was purchased by the Barclay brothers in 1993 for £2.3 million; the estimated cost of building the House, gardens, and outbuildings was £90 million.

  • Architect: John Quinlan Terry

    Date: 1994-96
    Designed: House for Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay

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  • Title: Radical Classicism: The Architecture of Quinlan Terry
    Author: Watkin, David
    Year Published: 2006
    Reference: pgs. 164, 168
    Publisher: New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
    ISBN: 0847828069
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Not Listed

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Seat of: Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only - By Appointment

    Historic Houses Member: No