Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner; working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world. It also provided a home for his father, old William, in retirement from his trade as a barber and wigmaker in Covent Garden. With old William’s declining health and changes in his own life, Turner sold the house in 1826.

Turner’s House Trust is a registered charity 1111653 and is registered with Companies House. The Trust became the owners of Sandycombe Lodge in December 2010 and responsible for the management of this historic property.