Happy New Year 2014!
February is the month of Love!
Welcome to Belcourt Castle's website, thank
you for coming!
The Friends of Belcourt Castle are revamping
the old website and many new additions will appear in the coming
There does seem to be some confusion about
the activity of Harle Tinney to date, so lets clear that up folks...
Harle Tinney did sell "Belcourt" the home
but not the name, brand, phone number, business, website nor
anything to do with the history of the Tinney Family ownership. The
Tinney Family owned "Belcourt" later changed to "Belcourt Castle"
for fifty-six years, the longest owners of the property.
Harle Tinney has no way been involved in any
of the research, renovations, or redesign of the property known
today simply as Belcourt. Having been an owner for over fifty years
and possessing a knowledge of infinite lengths, she has not been
allowed to participate in any stage of this renovation process.
Harle Tinney does not work for the new
owner, and has not been given a job as an historic consultant in any
way shape or form. Harle Tinney would also state she has not
appointed any one person at this time as the historian for the
Tinney Family period of ownership. She is involved in many positive
projects regarding her ownership of such a Richard Morris Hunt
beauty, Belcourt Castle as it was then named. Harle is also
volunteering her time with a local church and has been acknowledged
for her work there.
Thank you for sending in many photographs
and emails in support of the Tinney Family and your memories that
happened during the the Tinney period at the home. There is a great
inventory to be shared with everyone. The Tinney family helped
create magic and make moments and memories for thousands of visitors
from all over the world, something done all on their own.
Donald Tinney truly saved this house from a
wrecking ball and demolition like many other homes known as, "the
White Elephants of the day" were easily allowed to go into the dust
When it came to the painful decision to sell
Belcourt Castle, Harle Tinney knew she was selling a home not a
business. The Tinney family had been allowed by the City of Newport
to do a great thing and earned it as anyone should and Harle Tinney
is thankful for that respect. The Tinney family helped many through
To avoid confusion regarding the Gold
Coronation Coach, it was NEVER sold, it has always remained part of
the Tinney family. It has been stored inside since it was completed
in 1969 and never during the Tinney family ownership was it ever
placed or stored outside. There is more to come on the coach, stay
Harle Tinney hopes the future brings
clarity, for many things may be printed but does one actually
Please look at our new Facebook page, many
photographs never seen before are on view!
new page has the grounds of Belcourt Castle with the Red, White and
Blue flying so evidently, God Bless the USA!
Friends of Belcourt Castle