Fertile Fortune: The Story of Tyntesfield

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Tyntesfield, with its pinnacles and turrets and its soaring Gothic chapel set against a backdrop of hanging woods, is a magical place. In 1843 William Gibbs bought the house, then a modest Regency villa just outside Bristol, and began to enlarge it, using his huge fortune from guano - bird droppings from South America - that made excellent agricultural fertilizer. Antony, their eldest son, shared his parents' religious beliefs and appreciation of Gothic architecture. He moved into Tyntesfield with his family in 1890, ...

Fertile Fortune: The Story of Tyntesfield 2006, National Trust

ISBN-13: 9781905400409

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Fertile Fortune: The Story of Tyntesfield 1999, National Trust, Swindon

ISBN-13: 9780707803760

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