The first house from a 1916 postcard
Earlier Houses: Two earlier houses on the site have been demolished: the first house of 1766 was demolished in 1961 and replaced by a 1964 house, which was, in turn, demolished in 2004 and replaced by the current (third) house.
House & Family History: The present classically-styled house, the third on the site, was built in 2004 at a reputed cost of £30 million. Tusmore is of white Dijon stone imported from Burgundy and features an entrance façade with a monumental portico of six giant Ionic columns and a central circular staircase modeled on Wardour Castle in Wiltshire.
Garden & Outbuildings: The original 18th century Stables (and some outbuildings) are extant.
Architect: William BurnDate: 1858
Architect: William WhitfieldDate: 2004
Architect: Robert MylneDate: 1766
Vitruvius Britannicus: C. New, I, pls. 3-5, 1802.
Title: Times, The (London newspaper)
Year Published: NA
Reference: Nov 2, 2004, Marcus Binney
Publisher: London: Times Newspapers Ltd.
Book Type: Newspaper
Title: Classical Architecture in Britain: The Heroic Age
Author: Worsley, Giles
Year Published: 1995
Reference: pg. 295
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
Book Type: Hardback
Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
Author: Sayer, Michael
Year Published: 1993
Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Not Listed
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Wafic Said; here since 1987.
Past Seat / Home of: Fermor Family, 1625-1857. Earl of Effingham, Howard family, 1857-1929. Lord Bicester, Smith family, 1929-60.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
Ownership Details: Owned by the Said family via Tusmore Park Holding.
House Open to Public: No
Awards: Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2004, winner, new building in the classical tradition.
Historic Houses Member: No