Harlaxton Manor - Walled Garden

Scope and Content

  • gar/5/1 A collection of 6 photographs, some aerial [A4 laminated]. Further photographs on Manor Research Drive.
  • gar/5/1/2 4 enlargements of above photographs, together with 2 maps [A3 size; laminated; located in Map Chest Misc]
  • gar/5/2 Planting plan for Walled garden, 2013
  • gar/5/3 The Walled Garden at Harlaxton Manor. An information booklet compiled by Linda Dawes, 2013. Available online .
  • gar/5/4 The Walled Kitchen Garden. General information. Available online [accessed 6 September 2017].

Administrative / Biographical History

The 6.5 acre walled garden at Harlaxton Manor is amongst largest in Britain. The red brick and stone garden walls and Gardener's House were built in Tudor Revival style in 1832 to 1844, most probably by William Burn for Gregory Gregory. The Walled Garden includes a series of linked polygonal gardens crossed by cambered brick paths. One wall of the gardener's house had heating flues for lean-to vine houses, now partly collapsed.

The description of the Walled Garden from English Heritage National Heritage List follows: "The walled kitchen garden (c 1832-44, probably by Burn, listed grade II*), with ornate brick walls with stone coping, is located in the centre of the site, 500m north-west of the Manor and adjacent to the north-east side of the main drive. The main part of the garden, a half-hexagon with an inner and outer wall, has its longest wall abutting the main drive. Set into the centre of this wall are ornate iron gates flanked by clairvoies allowing views into the garden. The gardener's house lies to the north-west of the garden within a separate walled enclosure. Free-standing C20 greenhouses stand in this enclosure. The gardener's house is shown flanked by greenhouses in the 1880s (OS); these are no longer extant."

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment only

Archivist's Note

Added by Linda Dawes, College Librarian, Sept 2017

Conditions Governing Use

With copyright holders' permission

Accruals

Ongoing