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Thynne, Sir John (1512/13–1580), estate manager and builder of Longleat, was born in Church Stretton, Shropshire, the eldest son of Thomas Thynne of Church Stretton, and Margaret, daughter of Thomas Eynns, also of Church Stretton. He was a nephew of William Thynne, and was probably encouraged to move to ...


Sir John Thynne (1512/1313–1580) by unknown artist, 1566 reproduced by permission of the Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire, Great Britain. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London