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Brief description of site

Tyringham has early-20th-century formal gardens situated in a late-18th-century landscape park. At its most extensive the park covered about 100 hectares. The present grounds around the house occupy 12 hectares.

Brief history of site

Tyringham manor was held by the Tyringham family throughout the Middle Ages and beyond. In 1778 it passed to William Praed, who was responsible for commissioning the architect Sir John Soane to rebuild the old manor house. In 1793, Humphrey Repton was commissioned to landscape the park, although if a Red Book was indeed produced for Tyringham, its whereabouts is unknown. Ernst Eberhard von Ihne remodelled the house, and Charles F Rees provided the formal forecourt and garden elements including the Rose Garden in around 1911. Edwin Lutyens was called in from 1924 to 1928, and designed the great axial garden.

Location information:

Address: Tyringham House, Tyringham, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9ED

Locality: Newport Pagnell

Local Authorities:

Milton Keynes; Sherington

Historical County: Buckinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 165 Grid Ref: SP856469
Latitude: 52.1138 Longitude: -0.75136

Directions:

Between the A509 and the B526, north-west of Newport Pagnell.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: multiple dwelling

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 95

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