A 1852 tinted lithograph of the House from "Burke's Visitation of Seats"
Built / Designed For: Henry Wenman Newman
House & Family History: Thornbury Park appears to have been formed around the Park of Thornbury Castle; in 1679 the Estate was purchased by Richard Newman. There is no evidence of a house of any size on the site until the 19th century, when, in 1829, Henry Wenman Newman inherited the Estate. Newman set about building the square, Neoclassical house with a service wing and an Ionic portico, which stands today. The Thornbury Estate remained in the Newman family until 1914, when it was purchased by Captain Richard Alexander Bennett, who occupied the House until his death in 1950.
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 84, 1852. 2.S. Vol. I, p. 215, 1854.
Title: Country Houses of Gloucestershire: Volume Three, 1830-2000, The
Author: Kingsley, Nicholas; Hill, Michael
Year Published: 2001
Publisher: Sussex: Phillimore
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: Richard Newman, 17th century; Henry Wenman Newman, 19th century; Newman family here until 1914. Captain Richard Alexander Bennett, 1914-50.
Current Ownership Type: School
Primary Current Ownership Use: School
Ownership Details: Since 1952 Sheiling School