Old Manor destroyed

“We understand that fine old ruin “Harlaxton Manor House,” is fast being destroyed. We are sorry always to see these most picturesque and in many respects not to be improved old mansion pass away. They are part of the links that bind us to the past, and prove that the Englishman of long ago was much more a man of taste, and consequently more of a truly civilized man than we were taught in our early days to consider him. What is our modern domestic architecture, when not paltry frippery, but a not often very successful imitation of the original ideas of the old architects?”

Grantham Journal, Saturday 18 July, 1857

This refers to the old manor house in the village of Harlaxton.


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