Lydiard House

Wiltshire, SN5 3PA

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A Palladian house set in 260 acres of landscaped parkland

The state apartments contain exceptional plasterwork, original furniture and furnishings, family portraits from the 15th to the 19th century, and a dressing room devoted to the 18th-century society artist Lady Diana Spencer. Don't miss the intriguing 17th-century painted window by Abraham Van Linge depicting over 100 pieces of exquisitely painted glass figures, flowers, tiny flies and even an elephant.

Art we’ve helped buy at Lydiard House

Make sure you seek out John Greenhill's Portrait of a Gentleman traditionally identified as Robert Rich, 3rd Earl of Warwick which was back for the house with help from the Art Fund in 2010. The portrait was believed to have hung in the State Bedroom at Lydiard House until the house was sold to Swindon Corporation in 1943 and some paintings were sent to auction. Bolingbroke at Lydiard Tregoze by John Piper is a depiction of the interior of St. Mary's Church which stands directly behind Lydiard House and is famous for the quality of its 17th-century monuments and stained glass. See if you can match the painting with the real view.

Venue information

Opening times

Apr – Oct
Tue – Fri, 11am – 5pm

Nov – Mar
Tue – Fri, 11am – 4pm

Open on Bank Holidays
Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)