V Festival,Hylands Park History

Hylands House was built in 1730, for Sir John Comyns; the original house was a red brick Queen Anne-style mansion.

In 1797 Cornelius Kortright purchased Hylands House and employed the well-known landscape gardener Humphry Repton, who set about redesigning the gardens. Kortright added the east and west wings, a colonnaded portico and covered the whole house in white stucco. However despite the charms of Hylands and the county of Essex, Kortright did not live to see the house through to completion.

It was Pierre Labouchere, owner from 1814-1839, who completed Repton’s design for Hylands House, which produced the present neo-classical style building.

In 1839 John Attwood purchased Hylands House, and it was under his ownership that the house was greatly altered to become the three storey country mansion that survived up until 1977.

Owner Arthur Pryor left his mark on the local community during his time at Hylands House, and under the ownership of Sir Daniel and Lady Mary Gooch numerous dignitaries and celebrities were entertained at Hylands. Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!


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