, Is this referring to him? Royal Fort House Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TH - England, UK Phone: +44 (0)117 954 5501 E-mail Royal Fort House - Royal Fort House Web site This elegant Georgian house has outstanding rococo plasterwork. Thomas Stocking created the vines that curl up the stairwell, with birds pecking the grapes and this fox looking hungrily on. The house itself was designed by James Bridges for wealthy merchant Thomas Tyndall and finished in 1761. It stands on the site of a Civil War fort, named the Royal Fort in honour of Prince Rupert. The house now forms part of Bristol University, and is only rarely open to the public, but is available as a conference venue.