Take a journey back in time and retrace the footsteps of the Bayntun family – one of Wiltshire's most famous families.
their noble old-fashioned house at Faulston to the grandeur of Bromham House, a stately and magnificent structure, frequented by Kings
and Queens and Spye Park House, the last of the Bayntun's
marriages in medieval times established the Bayntuns as one of Wiltshire's
leading landowners. They also greatly increased their wealth from
the purchase of monastic land, gained from considerable influence
at the Court of King Henry VIII.
final resting place, in the crypt beneath the Bayntun Chapel in
the Church of St. Nicholas in Bromham, gives us an historical account
of the family in more than 10 centuries.
there are many
details of their lives long since forgotten, even more fascinating
than those told in these pages. Sadly there are not many reproductions
of portraits available.
the story of the various generations and visit the many great places
associated with the Bayntun family.
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