The House from a circa 1910 postcard
Built / Designed For: John Pedley
House & Family History: Tetworth is a red brick house with local carstone dressings built for John Pedley, local landowner and MP for Huntingdonshire from 1706 to 1708 (the service wing was added to east end in the 18th century). The entrance doorway has engaged Corinthian columns supporting a pediment with the arms of Pedley impaling Foley (a reference to John Pedley's marriage to Miss Essex Foley). The House remained in the Pedley family until 1726, when it was purchased by Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer (1689-1741). By 1740 Tetworth was owned by Philip Yorke, 1st Earl Hardwicke and lord chancellor (1690-1764). In the 1830s Tetworth was purchased by Charles Duncombe, 1st Lord Feversham. During World War II the House was requisitioned by the British Army (Peter Crossman had leased Tetworth in 1937; he purchased the Estate outright in 1962). After World War II Tetworth was let to Leslie Pym, MP, and father to Francis Pym, leader of the House of Commons. Tetworth sold in 2008 for £20 million.
Collections: The contents of Tetworth were sold by Christie's on November 5, 2008.
Title: Christie's Auction Catalog: The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall, Nov 5, 2008
Year Published: 2008
Reference: pg. 134
Publisher: London: Christie's
Book Type: Softback
Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
Year Published: 1981
Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: John Pedley, early 18th century. Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, 18th century. Philip Yorke, 1st Earl Hardwicke, 18th century. Charles Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham, 19th century. Orlebar family. Leslie Pym, MP, post-World War II. Sir Peter Crossman, 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No