An 1820 engraving of the House from "Neale's Views of Seats"
Built / Designed For: William Praed
House & Family History: For most of the 20th Tyringham Hall was The Tyringham Clinic. In 2001 the House was purchased by real estate heir Anton Bilton and his wife, Lisa Barbuscia-Bilton. In 2002 an application was made to build nine new residential houses in the grounds, with the intent to convert the main house to residential use. Since 2004 the Biltons have spent approximately £10 million restoring Tyringham and returning it to a single-family private residence. The House was put up for sale in May 2013 with an asking price of £18 million. In May of 2016 Tyringham was listed for sale at a guide price of £12.5 million. The Berkshire County Massachusetts town of Tyringham (incorporated in 1767) was named for Tyringham, Buckinghamshire.
Comments: Tyringham is considered Soane's first mature design.
Garden & Outbuildings: Soane's Entrance Gateway, in separate private ownership from the House, has been called "a monument of European importance." Tyringham has more surviving Soane-designed outbuildings than any other place. The Stables are listed Grade I. In 1924 Lutyens designed a clutch of outbuildings at Tyringham, including formal gardens, the Temple of Music, the Bathing Pavilion, the Rose Garden, and a very large pool, all listed Grade II*.
J.P. Neal: Vol. I, 1818.
Country Life: XLII, 628, 1917. LXV, [740, 780, Garden Architecture], 1929.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Reference: pg. 909
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
Title: Georgian: The Magazine of the Georgian Group, The
Year Published: NA
Reference: January 1999, pg. 13. Autumn/Winter 2002, pg. 33
Publisher: London: The Georgian Group
Book Type: Magazine
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
Seat of: Anton Bilton; here since 2001.
Past Seat of: William Praed, late 18th-early 19th centuries.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No