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Harlaxton Manor - Miscellaneous papers relating to Harlaxton Manor and Gregory and De Ligne families
Scope and content
- 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.
Record created by Linda Dawes, College Librarian
System of arrangement
Gregory Family box
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This collection is mainly formed of copies of originals. Where the original location is known it is noted in each item record.
Genre of the material
Architecture - Victorian period
Harlaxton Manor Harlaxton Grantham Lincolnshire United Kingdom Europe
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
Language of the material
Sherwin Gregory John 1803-1869 Owner of Harlaxton Manor, 1860-1869
Pearson Gregory Thomas 1851-1935 Owner of Harlaxton Manor, 1892-1935
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