Manor style

The construction of Gregory Gregory’s massive, fantastical home makes Harlaxton Manor a prime example of the style of architecture known as “Jacobethan”, a mix between Elizabethan and Jacobean. During the Victorian period, this style of architecture was seen as respectable and proper to imitate as opposed to a medieval style which represented more violent and superstitious times in English history. It was also a style that was uniquely English. His first architect, Anthony Salvin, specialized in the Neo-Elizabethan or Tudor Gothic style and worked on many other castles. Salvin was dismissed in 1838 for unknown reasons, and replaced with William Burn, who specialized in the Baroque style (known as Louis Quatorze in England). This more decorative style was used mainly on the interior of the manor. Even though Gregory’s architects officially did the design and construction, Gregory studied architecture of all kinds and was informed and involved in all parts of the process of creating Harlaxton Manor.

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