Country Houses of Lincolnshire tour handbook


Leadenham House, Lincolnshire

Left:  Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire

Detailed, illustrated, 40-page handbook of the 2010 ‘Country Houses of Lincolnshire’ tour, giving background information about the locations in the itinerary for individual exploration and further reading.

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Harlaxton Manor

Staying in the magical surroundings of Harlaxton Manor, now the British campus of the University of Evansville, Indiana, was the highlight of this August 2010 programme.

The houses visited offer a representative selection of English country houses illustrating every period from Norman to Victorian times:

  • Boothby Pagnell Manor House, one of the earliest surviving examples of domestic architecture in Britain
  • Ellys Manor House which contains some of the finest late-medieval domestic wall-decoration in Britain
  • Grimsthorpe Castle, an extensive Tudor residence partly rebuilt by Sir John Vanburgh from 1715 onwards
  • Fulbeck Hall (1733) and Leadenham House (1792-6) two examples of the medium-sized country houses in the Palladian manner
  • Harlaxton Manor (1831-8), a spectacular essay in Jacobethan and Baroque architecture by Anthony Salvin and William Burn
  • Stoke Rochford Hall (1841-5), Burn’s more compact follow-up commission for a neighbouring estate to Harlaxton

For further information about some of the houses mentioned in the handbook (and some others), please click here.

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