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For whom the bell tolls

“When visitors were expected it was customary for someone to wait in the Hall and when the carriage turned in the front gates to ring that bell to warn all the staff concerned, it then used to ring in the … Continue reading

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The New Terrace Garden

The new Terrace Garden is starting to take shape, restored and named in honor of Lady Benton Jones, OBE, in recognition of her loyal friendship and exemplary service to Harlaxton College as Chair of the Advisory Council (1985-2015).

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Manor plans found

A set of around 150 original building plans, diagrams, sketches and stone masons’ drawings were rediscovered in the attics of Harlaxton Manor in April 2017. Continue reading

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Lady in the attic

This painting was recently discovered in the Manor attics. The sitter and artist are unknown, however a Curator from the Victoria & Albert Museum has analysed her costume. “From the sitter’s clothing I would suggest that this painting could date … Continue reading

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Manor Love

Love at the Manor Continue reading

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From a family album

These beautiful images have been sent to us from Rear Admiral Michael Gregory, OBE, Lord-Lieutenant for Dunbartonshire. Continue reading

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Postcards of the Manor

Recent acquisition for the Manor Archives, a set of 6 postcards. Note the people in Victorian dress enjoying the gardens (no. 3), people in shirt sleeves on left in no. 4, the lone figure standing in the gateway of no. … Continue reading

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Gold Room cherub

According to Pevsner the Gold Room ceiling is possibly the work of John Gregory Crace (1809-1889), thought to have been a distant relation of Mr. Gregory’s, and fourth generation of a very notable family of decorators. This is a cherub detail … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Gregory Williams at Christ Church, Oxford, 1805-7

We have recently discovered that Gregory Gregory (then known as Gregory Williams) attended Christ Church College, Oxford between 1805 and 1807, aged 19 to 21. His studies included Classical texts with some mathematics, algebra, rhetoric, ethics, and scripture. He went down … Continue reading

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