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Pitzhanger Manor (Pitshanger Manor)

  • Built / Designed For: Thomas Gurnell

    House & Family History: Pitzhanger Manor was recast by Sir John Soane as country house for his family. It served as a library for much of the 20th century and is today a house museum run by a charitable trust. On March 22, 2007, at 2:50 AM, professional thieves stole 22 items from Pitzhanger, including a rare top of a replica Martinware fountain and several other unique pottery pieces.

  • Architect: George Dance, Jr.

    Date: 1768-70
    Designed: House for Thomas Gurnell

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    Architect: John Soane

    Date: 1800-03
    Designed: Rebuilt house for himself

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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pgs. 291, 910
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "The Importance of Being Earnest" (2002 - as the interiors of Algy's London house).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Thomas Gurnell, 18th century. Sir John Soane, 1801-11.

    Current Ownership Type: Preservation Organization

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: Owned and operated by Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 02039-940-967

    Email: pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

    Website: https://www.pitzhanger.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No