Date(s) - 21 May, 2019
“Tyntesfield” – A Magnificent Victorian Gothic House & Garden.
Tyntesfield is a Gothic mansion built in the 1830s and later bought by William Gibbs who made his fortune from Peruvian fertilizer and who became the richest non-nobleman in the country. After buying Tyntes Place for his growing family, William Gibbs went about making it his own. In the 1860s he remodelled the exterior of the simple regency house into the Gothic extravaganza that exists today, adding an extra floor and two wings, and had the interiors richly decorated and furnished by the country’s leading craftsmen.
Each of the following three generations left their mark on Tyntesfield, adding to what had been done before and incorporating the latest advances in technology to create a family home that was comfortable and efficient.
The National Trust acquired the property in 2002 following a national campaign and public appeal to ensure public access – the Trust then opened the house only 10 weeks after its purchase. The house is an exceptional example of its architectural style and came complete with its original contents. The chapel is the largest chapel of any English country house.
This talk will look at the history of the house, its collections and the Gibbs family.
We have arranged a coach trip to visit Tyntesfield on Tuesday 25th June – see Event No. 10 for details
St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth DT3 5EW (parking is available at the rear of the Church)
Bus service No.10 from Dorchester stops at the Spa Hotel in Weymouth – a short walk from St Aldhelm’s Church Centre
St Aldhelm's Centre
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