This history of Harlaxton Manor, its construction, interiors and inhabitants, is reproduced from the Harlaxton Manor Guide Book (©1984).
The links below follow the structure of the Guide Book.
|Harlaxton Manor||Mark Girouard|
|The Interiors at Harlaxton||Clive Wainwright|
|The Stucco at Harlaxton||Geoffrey Beard|
|Harlaxton's Varied Inhabitants||Graddon Rowlands|
We are grateful to Sir Bruno Welby who provided fine negatives of the four Salvin (external link) perspectives illustrated on the centre pages; to Mr John Piper, CH, who kindly allowed us to photograph his favourite painting of Harlaxton which hangs in his Oxfordshire home; to Yale University Press for giving their permission to reproduce (with minor revisions) Dr Cirouard's essay on Harlaxton from The Victorian Country House (1979); to the British Architectural Library for the picture of the North Elevation of Harlaxton Manor; to the Radio Times Hulton Picture Library for the photograph of Mrs Van der Elst; to Messrs Gotch Saunders and Surridge for their photograph of Mr Pearson-Gregory; and to Mr Francis Le Marchant for his watercolour of the Harlaxton Conservatory on the back cover.
We are indebted to the other scholars who advised on the compilation of this guidebook and whose contributions will appear in the larger work on the manor which it is hoped to publish in due course - Dr Jill Allibone, Mr David Durant, Mr Kenneth Lemmon, Mr John Anthony, and Ms Sandra Wedgwood.
Our thanks are to all of the above and to the three eminent authorities who have given freely of their time to make this guidebook a reality.
Last Updated: 23/08/2011 4:51 PM