|Benett of Norton Bavant and Pythouse|
Norton Bavant House, Wiltshire
|Norton Bavant House: north front in 2014. Image: David Lovell.|
|Norton Bavant House: the north front and the 1920s extension to its left. Image: Devizes Museum .|
Pythouse, Tisbury, Wiltshire
|Pythouse: the house built in the 1720s, as it appeared before the remodelling by John Benett in c.1802-08.|
|Pythouse, Tisbury: engraving of the house as remodelled in 1802-08.|
|Pythouse, Tisbury: entrance hall in 2023.|
|Pythouse, Tisbury: staircase hall in 2023|
|Pythouse, Tisbury: drawing room with 16th century Italian chimneypiece, perhaps bought at the Fonthill Splendens sale in 1807.|
|Pythouse, Tisbury: the west elevation, showing the original symmetrical arrangement and the additional service block of 1891. Image: Historic England.|
|Pythouse, Westbury: the park as shown on Andrews & Dury's 1773 map of Wiltshire|
|Pythouse, Tisbury: the orangery of c.1730-50.|
|Pythouse, Tisbury: the ruined chapel.|
|Pythouse: the 18th century gatepiers at the service entrance, |
formerly in the forecourt, with the gates added in 1880.
Image: Historic England
Benett family of Norton Bavant and later Pythouse
|Catherine Benett (d. 1798)|
|Thomas Benett (1729-97)|
|John Benett (1773-1852)|
|Vere Fane-Benett-Stanford (1839-94)|
|John Montague Benett-Stanford (1870-1947)|
Bennett family of Pythouse
|Thomas Bennett (1588-1663)|
Location of archives
Coat of arms
Can you help?
- Does anyone know more about the career of Thomas Benett (1687-1755) as a registrar of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury as an infantry officer?
- Can anyone provide portraits or photographs of the people whose names appear in bold above, for whom no image is currently shown?
- If anyone can offer further information or corrections to any part of this article I should be most grateful. I am always particularly pleased to hear from current owners or the descendants of families associated with a property who can supply information from their own research or personal knowledge for inclusion.