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Harlaxton Manor - Miscellaneous papers relating to Harlaxton Manor and Gregory and De Ligne families

1778 - ongoing

Scope and content

Materials include:

  • gre/1 Harlaxton Manor history
  • gre/2 Gregory family history
  • gre/3 Gregory Gregory
  • gre/4 John Sherwin Gregory
  • gre/5 Thomas Sherwin Pearson Gregory
  • gre/6 Major Philip John Sherwin Pearson Gregory
  • gre/7 Michael Gregory, OBE

Records creator's history

Harlaxton Manor was built in the 1830s by Gregory Gregory, a wealthy Nottinghamshire businessman, to replace the original Elizabethan Manor House in Harlaxton village. Having travelled throughout England and Europe seeking inspiration, ideas and indeed artefacts for this huge house, Gregory employed Anthony Salvin as architect and Harlaxton Manor must be regarded as Salvin's masterpiece. Built in Ancaster stone, it is an exuberant merging of Gothic, Jacobethan and Baroque styles creating an unforgettable and dramatic impact.

Owner and architect had many differences of opinion, however, and Salvin having completed the exterior of the main building was replaced by William Burn who is thought responsible for much of the interior.

Few houses in the country can match the splendid approach to Harlaxton. A straight mile long drive across a bridge, under a gatehouse, past 'the pyrotechnic display of the forecourt gates and screen' to Salvin's towering facade whether by day or night when the building is floodlit, is in itself a memorable experience.

The house is now owned by the University of Evansville, Indiana, USA, and is used as their International Study Centre.

Processing information

Record created by Linda Dawes, College Librarian

Accruals

Collection ongoing

System of arrangement

Gregory Family box

Conditions governing access

By appointment

Conditions governing reproduction


Rights to access and re-use digital objects:

Unknown


Rights to access and re-use archival descriptive information:

Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike

Existence and location of copies

This collection is mainly formed of copies of originals. Where the original location is known it is noted in each item record.

Publication note

Extent

1 box

Genre of the material

mainly copies

Keywords

Subjects:

Country homes

Architecture - Victorian period
Geographic names:

Harlaxton Manor Harlaxton Grantham Lincolnshire United Kingdom Europe
Personal names:Gregory Gregory de Ligne 1786-1854 Owner of Harlaxton Manor, 1838-1854

Sherwin Gregory John 1803-1869 Owner of Harlaxton Manor, 1860-1869 Pearson Gregory Thomas 1851-1935 Owner of Harlaxton Manor, 1892-1935 Salvin Anthony 1799-1881 Architect

Burn William 1789-1870 Architect

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Language of the material

English

Records creator

Gregory Gregory de Ligne 1786-1854 Owner of Harlaxton Manor, 1838-1854

Sherwin Gregory John 1803-1869 Owner of Harlaxton Manor, 1860-1869

Pearson Gregory Thomas 1851-1935 Owner of Harlaxton Manor, 1892-1935

Content provider

Harlaxton Manor Archives

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GB/3454/gre/1 Harlaxton Manor history
GB/3454/gre/2 Gregory family history
GB/3454/gre/3 Gregory Gregory
GB/3454/gre/4 John Sherwin Gregory
GB/3454/gre/5 Thomas Sherwin Pearson Gregory
GB/3454/gre/6 Major Philip John Sherwin Pearson Gregory
GB/3454/gre/7 Michael Gregory, OBE