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.
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.
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