However, soon after, it was reduced to rubble by the army after it had been assessed and decided that it couldn’t be restored, thus tyneham-house-roofleaving demolition as the only option. Photographic evidence shows that this was clearly not the case and could have easily been restored and preserved like the church and school in the village.
The difference with Tyneham House was that few people had ever seen it, let alone knew the whereabouts of it. Unlike the church andtyneham great house school which were well and truly in the public eye, Tyneham House was hidden away in Tyneham Great Wood, roughly half a mile from the village itself.
Before the destruction of Tyneham House, most of the interior and anything else that was salvageable were taken away to other parts of the country and even as far away as America.
The Army have since realised that this was a huge mistake and would rather keep whatever is left of Tyneham House out of the public’s eye.. Thus it is left hidden away in Tyneham Great Wood.
Although the army have made it impossible to actually get to Tyneham House, it can still be seen from a couple of easily accesbile vantage points in the surrounding countryside.