Harlaxton Manor - Filmed at the Manor

Scope and Content

This collection includes materials collected mainly during the filming of The Haunting (1999) and The Last Days of Patton (1985).

Administrative / Biographical History

Harlaxton Manor has been a favourite place for filming movies and TV series. For example:

Victoria (2017), Second TV series, episode 5

Australian Princess (2005), TV Series, Host Jackie O

The Young Visiters [sic]) (2003), BBC TV Christmas Special, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Lyndsey Marshal, Bill Nighy

The Haunting (1999), Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones (see 7 mins 30 sec onwards)

The Lady and the Highwayman (1989), Emma Sams, Oliver Reed (see 17:51)

Treasure Hunt (1988), Anneka Rice

The Dark Angel (1987), Jane Lapotaire, Guy Rolfe

The Last Days of Patton (1986), George C. Scott

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980), Ricky Shroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely

Fall of Eagles (1974), Curt Jurgens Episode 2 6:03 students were used as extras; Episode 3 5:00; 26:30 onwards

Matushka (1973), Robert Aldous, Michael Deaconk, Lalla Ward

The Ruling Class (1972), Peter O'Toole


Location: Box 12

  • fil/1 Last Days of Patton (1986)
  • fil/1/1 Collection of paperwork, contract, invoices relating to filming of The Last Days of Patton
  • fil/1/2 Collection of 20 monochrome photographs; fil/1/2/1-3 signed by George C Scott; various external locations
  • fil/1/3 News cuttings; fil/1/3/1 Film making comes to Harlaxton. Scott makes his second bid for glory. Grantham Journal, June 14, 1985; fil/1/3/2 Memory lane. Grantham Journal, May 8, 2015
  • fil/1/3/3 Crafty Affair Grantham Journal, Nov 6, 1987. Photograph of Last Days of Patton filming in Front Circle
  • fil/2 The Haunting (1999)
  • fil/2/1 Publicity and filming photographs
  • fil/2/1/1 Dreamworks Pictures Publicity folder "from Marsha Jackson" containing fil/2/1/1/1 Production brochure
  • fil/2/1/1/2 Publicity photographs monochrome x 16
  • fil/2/1/1/3 12 x colour slides with description sheet
  • fil/2/1/2 32 x colour prints of film set
  • fil/2/1/3 Set of 16 x colour photographs of Manor (interior, exterior, aerial, bronze lions) dated October 1996
  • fil/2/2 The Haunting press cuttings
  • fil/2/2/1 La Salle, M. (unknown date) The Haunting is pretty stupid. Chronicle
  • fil/2/2/2 Puig, C. Raising the roof on the house of horrors. USA Today. July 1999
  • fil/2/2/3 Movie featuring exterior of Harlaxton opens July 23. University of Evansville, ACE Notes, VII (19), July 9, 1999 p. 5
  • fil/2/2/4 Burlingame, J. The House of Horrors. LA Times, July 21, 1999
  • fil/2/2/5 Macdonald, M. Film shorts. The Seattle Times, 07/22/99
  • fil/2/2/6 Harti, John. The Haunting What screams may come (or not). Section F, The Seattle Times, July 22, 1999
  • fil/2/2/7 McBain, R. Haunting Harlaxton. Evansville Courier and Press Section C, July 22, 1999
  • fil/2/2/8 Harti, John. The Haunting What screams may come (or not). Section F, The Seattle Times, July 23, 1999
  • fil/2/2/9 Ebert, R. The Haunting. Chicago Sun-Times online. July 23, 1999
  • fil/2/2/10 Maynard, K. The Haunting. Mr Showbiz Movie Guide , July 23, 1999
  • fil/2/2/11 Ebert, R. Ghost Storeys. The Hamilton Spectator, July 23, 1999
  • fil/2/2/12 Sutcliff, S. Movie star is Manor's recent role. The Tribune, July 24, 1999
  • fil/2/2/13 Curtis, Q. Where's Hollywood's flair for fear? The Daily Telegraph, July 26, 1999
  • fil/2/2/14 Macaulay, S. The very rocky horror picture show. The Times, July 26, 1999
  • fil/2/2/15 Wuntch, P. Give up the ghost. Leader Telegram, July 27, 1999
  • fil/2/2/16 Bile, J. Student recalls stay in "Haunting" manor. The Mag/Lawrence Journal, July 29, 1999
  • fil/2/2/17 Extract from The New Yorker, Aug 2, 1999, p. 89
  • fil/2/2/18 Spindler, A. Master of the House. Style, 7/11/99, p. 49-54
  • fil/2/3 2 x video cassettes; fil/2/3/1 Dreamworks The Haunting HBO first look length 27:09 ch. 1&2 stereo VHS PAL DUB 07/06/99; fil/2/3/2 Dreamworks "The Haunting of Hill House" Teaser 1 Revised face. Ch 1&2 stereo composite 1:25 PAL 01/19/99
  • fil/3 "Filmed at the Manor" DVD compiled by Linda Dawes, College Librarian. Extracts from movies and TV series filmed at Harlaxton Manor. [2 x copies and further copy in Library]
  • fil/4 Speckert, George (2016). Secret places. 6 episodes. [DVD, available online ]

Access Information

By appointment only

Archivist's Note

Added by Linda Dawes, College Librarian, February 2018

Conditions Governing Use

With copyright holder



Related Material

Filmed at the Manor with links to various trailers and online content