An 1808 engraving of the Entrance Facade from "Dr. Hughson's Description of London"
The Entrance Front
The Rear Garden
The Drawing Room
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.
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
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
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