Shotover House
The Tyrrells

Gradually the use of the forest for hunting decreased and the Shotover land became separate from Headington Quarry. The rangers lodge was granted to Timothy Tyrrell by James I. Timothy may have built a house with a walled garden south of the present house.
Later in the seventeenth century the area was deforested and Charles II leased a further 562 acres to the Tyrrells. In 1701 the estate passed to James Tyrrell of Oakley and between 1714 and 1730 he and his son, also called James, built the present house.
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