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Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor

Harlaxton Manor, built for Gregory de Ligne Gregory, was designed by Anthony Salvin in 1831.

It replaced the earlier Manor elsewhere in the village and was designed to hold Gregory's large art collection and, in its prominent location, was intended to outface nearby Belvoir Castle.

This view shows part of the imposing west elevation.

Mark Acton, 2008

Harlaxton, Manor, Gregory Gregory, Anthony Salvin,
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor

Work on the interiors and grounds of Harlaxton Manor was completed by William Burn in the late 1830s.

The interior was designed in Baroque style and there are many remarkable features, including this ceiling, in French style, which is typical of the fine quality of the design and workmanship.

Mark Acton, 2008

Harlaxton, Manor, William Burn, Baroque ceiling,
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor

Harlaxton Manor was built of Ketton stone in the early 1830s.

undated postcard

Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor

The plan of Harlaxton Manor is a combination of E and H.

undated postcard

Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor, Dining Room
Harlaxton, Manor, Dining Room
Harlaxton, Manor, Dining Room

The dining room ceiling at Harlaxton, designed by William Burn.

It is similar to his work at nearby Stoke Rochford.

Ken Redmore, 2008

Harlaxton, Manor, dining room, ceiling, William Burn, Stoke, Rochford,
Harlaxton, Manor, Service Tramway
Harlaxton, Manor, Service Tramway
Harlaxton, Manor, Service Tramway

At the rear of the Harlaxton Manor, from the elevated ground, runs a tramway which carried goods such as coal and other heavy raw materials for the kitchen and other service rooms located underneath.

The track still remains and at points along the tunnel are chutes for delivery of the goods to rooms below.

Mark Acton, 2008

Harlaxton, Manor, tramway,
Harlaxton, Manor, Staircase
Harlaxton, Manor, Staircase
Harlaxton, Manor, Staircase

The elaborate and much admired Baroque staircase at Harlaxton.

Ken Redmore, 2008

Harlaxton, Manor, staircase, Baroque,
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter

St Mary & St Peter in Harlaxton has a tower with its lower part in the Decorated style. The rest of the tower and external work of the church is Perpendicular.

The north arcade is Early English, the south possibly Decorated. ‘Grossly over-restored’ according to Pevsner.

There are monuments & hatchments to De Lignes & Gregorys.

Mark Acton, 2014

Harlaxton, St Mary & St Paul, De Ligne, Gregory
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, hatchment
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, hatchment
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, hatchment

For John Sherwin-Gregory, died 1869.

Mark Acton, 2014

Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, hatchment, John Sherwin-Gregory
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Royal Arms
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Royal Arms
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Royal Arms

The Royal Arms of the 1801-1816 style. The writing at the bottom reads: GEORGE DE LIGNE GREGORY ESQ., REV H. DODWELL RECTOR, REV THOS. HASKETT & T HARVEY CHWARDENS

Mark Acton, 2014

Harlaxton, St Mary & St Paul church, royal arms, de ligne gregray, dodwell, haskett, harvey