Harlaxton Manor Architects - William Burn

Scope and Content

Folder comprises notes of visits by various Burn researchers.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1838 Scottish architect, William Burn was commissioned to take over as architect from Anthony Salvin and complete Harlaxton Manor. To what extent the continental baroque interiors were already in place is not known but Burn went on to design a series of 'magnificent' (DNB, Walker) neo-Jacobean houses for example Falkland, Fife and Whitehill, Midlothian and a number in England and Ireland, the last in the series and the largest being Dartrey, Co. Monaghan. It is thought Burn was responsible for the Baroque walled garden, extension to left front façade, servants wing, garden, conservatory, forecourt screens and interiors excluding Great Hall. Burn also designed nearby Stoke Rochford in 1839, seen as a pastiche of Harlaxton. His assistant was David Bryce.


  • arc/6/1 Bradley. Correspondence with Paul Bradley (University of Nottingham) dated 2000-2004 regarding visits to Manor relating to his research on William Burn. Includes notes of visits listing possible Burn features. [scanned on MRD]
  • arc/6/2 Cooper. Correspondence relating to a research visit by Fiona Cooper (Birkbeck College) dated 2012

Access Information

By appointment only

Archivist's Note

Added by Linda Dawes, College Librarian, July 2017

Conditions Governing Use

With permission