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Four generations of the Gibbs family called Tyntesfield home, filling it with the splendid and the ordinary to create one of the last major High Victorian houses still in private hands in the twenty first century. Crace carpets, William Butterfield designed silver and a fine collection of books including the writings of Pugin and Ruskin are kept along side letters, picnic sets, stationery and developing technology. Original carpets, fabrics, wallpapers and stencilling have survived because blinds and shutters were closed against the sunlight and objects were stored away. During the purchase of the estate, the grandest and simplest of these were bought to capture the story of Tyntesfield.