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Kyre Park

  • House & Family History: There was originally a 14th century fortified house on the site; this was repaired circa 1600, remodeled 1753-56, restored circa 1880, and altered circa 1940.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house today sits in a 40-acre estate.

  • Architect: John Chaunce

    Date: Circa 1600
    Designed: Alterations and additions for Sir Edward Pytts

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    Architect: Lancelot Brown

    Date: 1754
    Designed: Landscaping

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    Architect: William Hiorne (Hiorns)

    Date: 1753-56
    Designed: Alterations for Sir Edmund Pytts

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  • Country Life: XLI, 252, 276, 1917.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 522
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: A Biographical Dictionary of English Architecture, 1540-1640
    Author: Girouard, Mark
    Year Published: 2021
    Reference: pg. 91
    Publisher: London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
    ISBN: 97819013107222
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Historic Gardens of Worcestershire
    Author: Mowl, Timothy
    Year Published: 2006
    Publisher: Gloucestershire: Tempus Publishing
    ISBN: 0752436546
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: William Compton, 1st Earl of Northampton and 2nd Baron Compton, until 1575. Sir Edward Pytts, 1586-? Edward Pytts, until 1672; James Pytts, 1672-86; Samuel Pytts, 1686-1729; Sir Edmund Pytts, 18th century; Pytts family here from 1575 until 1832. Baldwyn-Childe family, 1832-1930s. George Herbert Hyde Villiers, 6th Earl of Clarendon, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Flats can be booked for holiday stays.

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only

    Phone: 01885-410-361

    Email: kyreparkuk@gmail.com

    Website: https://www.kyrepark.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No