Monday, 24 June 2013

# 361 Tyntesfield and Clevedon Court

My favourite piece of furniture at Tyntesfield.

"Tyntesfield is predominantly the creation of the entrepreneurial William Gibbs (1790-1875). Involved in the family firm, which had business interests in Spain and Latin America, from a young age, by 1842, when he was in his early fifities, William was in charge. In the same year, the firm's South American agent concluded the deal that was to make him a fortune, giving Gibbs and Sons a virtual monopoly in the shipment of Peruvian guano, then a fertiliser of prime importance."

Information from the book Houses of the National Trust by Lydia Greeves

"Home to the lords of the manor of Clevedon for centuries, the core of the house is a remarkable survival from the medieval period. The house was bought by Abraham Elton in 1709 and it is still the much loved family home of his descendants today."

Information from the National Trust Handbook

As usual there's a few more photos of both these properties on my Flickr account if you'd like to see them. Please click here for photos of Clevedon and here and here for photos of Tyntesfield.

Hope you have a great start to the week.