Who built Tyntesfield?
#94350. Asked by zbeckabee. (Apr 05 08 9:30 PM)
Tyntesfield, a Victorian Gothic Revival estate near Wraxall, England was REBUILT around 1863 by William Gibbs.|
The building was remodelled from an 1813 house by John Norton in 1863, with additions by Henry Woodyer in 1885 and the magnificent chapel [the largest private-house chapel in in England] by Sir Arthur Blomfield.
Its plan is relatively symmetrical, although not its exterior appearance. This is in the most romantic Gothic style. It survives as built, except for the loss of a once soaring tower over the entrance porch.
Some of the main rooms are richly fitted up with carved stone and woodwork, tiles, stained glass and marble inlay.
There is also a huge dining room with marble columns and a grotesquely carved sideboard by Crace. Perhaps the most impressive interior of all is the chapel itself.
Lofty and stone vaulted, it is replete with the full panopoly of Victorian church art - including glass by Powell and Wooldridge, mosaics by Salviati, and ironwork by Hart, Son, Peard and Co.
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