DiCamillo Companion

Tythrop House

  • House & Family History: Possibly built for Henry Spiller after 1619, Tythrop was remodeled circa 1680 for James Herbert, sixth child of the 4th Earl of Pembroke. In May of 2007 the House and 56 acres were listed for sale for £14 million.

    Collections: A pair of exceptional mahogany urns with goat-head handles and pinecone finials, called The Craven Urns, were probably made for Baron Craven's London home in the 1760s. The urns are lead-lined and have gilt-metal taps, probably for iced water for drinking. One of the pedestals, upon which the urns sit, is fitted with a metal-lined cabinet for warming plates. At some point the urns were moved to the Cravens' country house, Combe Abbey, where they remained until the 1960s, when they were purchased by Jeremy Cotton, owner of Tythrop Park. The urns were sold by Cotton in the late 20th century and are today in a private collection.

  • Country Life: XV, 306, 1904.

  • Title: Extraordinary Furniture
    Author: Linley, David
    Year Published: 1996
    Reference: pg. 61
    Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    ISBN: 0810932571
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Jeremy Cotton

    Past Seat / Home of: Henry Spiller, 17th century. James Herbert (6th child of the 4th Earl of Pembroke), 17th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No