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Harlaxton, Canal Overbridge
Harlaxton, Canal Overbridge
Harlaxton, Canal Overbridge

Canal Overbridge No. 66 next to Harlaxton Wharf.

"At Harlaxton, the canal passed through a deep cutting (effectively crossing the watershed between the River Witham and the River Trent), which was only wide enough for a single boat, but this situation was partially rectified in 1801 when the cutting was widened in two places to allow boats travelling on opposite directions to cross"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grantham_Canal 

DB 22 June 2020

Harlaxton, Bridge, Grantham Canal
Harlaxton, Gregory Arms
Harlaxton, Gregory Arms
Harlaxton, Gregory Arms

"Public house. Dated 1797, with mid and late C20 additions and alterations ...

This building is one of those built or altered c1790-1820 by George de Ligne Gregory, Lord of the Manor of Harlaxton"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1264568 

DB 22 June 2020 

Harlaxton, Gregory Arms, Public House
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor

Harlaxton Manor, built for Gregory de Ligne Gregory, was designed by Anthony Salvin in 1831.

It replaced the earlier Manor elsewhere in the village and was designed to hold Gregory's large art collection and, in its prominent location, was intended to outface nearby Belvoir Castle.

This view shows part of the imposing west elevation.

Mark Acton, 2008

Harlaxton, Manor, Gregory Gregory, Anthony Salvin,
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor

Harlaxton Manor was built of Ketton stone in the early 1830s.

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Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor

The plan of Harlaxton Manor is a combination of E and H.

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Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor
Harlaxton, Manor

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :- 

"HARLAXTON HALL, is a large and magnificent mansion, erected chiefly during the years 1831 to 1844, in the richest Elizabethan style, by the late Gregory Gregory, Esq., who visited many of the ancient and finest mansions in England and on the Continent, for the purpose of maturing the plans of this unique mansion, and its tasteful gardens and pleasure grounds, which rise on one side in beautiful terraces to a greater elevation than the mansion, around which are many ornamental plantations, and patches of old wood.

This magnificent building is now open to the public every Thursday, by admission tickets, obtained of Mr. Scorrer at the inn.

An inspection of the hall would amply repay the most distant visitor"

DB 29 July 2016

Harlaxton Manor
Harlaxton, Manor, Baroque Terrace
Harlaxton, Manor, Baroque Terrace
Harlaxton, Manor, Baroque Terrace

The Baroque Terrace lies just to the south of the Manor.

"Terrace, fountain and statues. c1838-1844. By William Burn for Gregory Gregory.

The statues of reclining lions, C18, are from Clumber Park"

DB 29 July 2016

Harlaxton, Manor, Baroque terrace
Harlaxton, Manor, Cedar Staircase
Harlaxton, Manor, Cedar Staircase
Harlaxton, Manor, Cedar Staircase

The elaborate and much admired Baroque staircase at Harlaxton.

Ken Redmore, 2008

Harlaxton, Manor, staircase, Baroque,
Harlaxton, Manor, Cedar Staircase Ceiling
Harlaxton, Manor, Cedar Staircase Ceiling
Harlaxton, Manor, Cedar Staircase Ceiling

Detail of the Cedar Staircase ceiling.

"The plasterwork was possibly executed by the firm of Francis Bernasconi of London.

Two "Fathers Time” peer at us from the sky; one with a genuine scythe and the other has a scroll bearing the floor plan of the Manor"

https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.wordpress.com/tour/cedar-staircase/ 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The grand staircase, where one becomes completely bewildered with the exquisitely wrought workmanship.

At the top, a considerable height, may be seen angels hovering in the celestial atmosphere.

The floor is of marble, and the ante-room of satin damask drapery.

Over the fireplace is suspended a painting of Lady Williams"

DB 29 July 2016

Harlaxton, Manor, Cedar Staircase, Francis Bernasconi
Harlaxton, Manor, Ceiling
Harlaxton, Manor, Ceiling
Harlaxton, Manor, Ceiling

Work on the interiors and grounds of Harlaxton Manor was completed by William Burn in the late 1830s.

The interior was designed in Baroque style and there are many remarkable features, including this ceiling, in French style, which is typical of the fine quality of the design and workmanship.

Mark Acton, 2008

Harlaxton, Manor, William Burn, Baroque ceiling,
Harlaxton, Manor, Conservatory
Harlaxton, Manor, Conservatory
Harlaxton, Manor, Conservatory

"Single storey, 5 x 2 bays, has glazed roofs with central clerestorey, and wooden framed glazing bar windows flanked by pilasters"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1298440 

"Built by William Burn in the early 1840s"

https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.wordpress.com/tour/conservatory/ 

DB 29 July 2016

Harlaxton, Manor, Conservatory, William Burn
Harlaxton, Manor, Dining Room
Harlaxton, Manor, Dining Room
Harlaxton, Manor, Dining Room

The dining room ceiling at Harlaxton, designed by William Burn.

It is similar to his work at nearby Stoke Rochford.

Ken Redmore, 2008

Harlaxton, Manor, dining room, ceiling, William Burn, Stoke, Rochford,
Harlaxton, Manor, Entrance Hall
Harlaxton, Manor, Entrance Hall
Harlaxton, Manor, Entrance Hall

"At the bottom of the stairs, on a square wooden pedestal, is a 19th century stone model of the Medici vase carved in relief with classical figures"

https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.wordpress.com/tour/entrance-hall/

DB 29 July 2016

Harlaxton, Manor, Entrance Hall
Harlaxton, Manor, Gateway
Harlaxton, Manor, Gateway
Harlaxton, Manor, Gateway

"Gateway and screen wall at the entrance to Harlaxton Manor. c1832-1844.

Probably by Anthony Salvin or William Burn for Gregory Gregory"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1298442 

DB 22 June 2020

Harlaxton Manor, Gateway
Harlaxton, Manor, Great Hall
Harlaxton, Manor, Great Hall
Harlaxton, Manor, Great Hall

Designed by Salvin and originally known as The Baron’s Hall.

https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.wordpress.com/tour/great-hall/ 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The Baron's Hall, 75 feet long by 30 feet high, is a splendid room. In it there are several paintings and antiquities, including an ebony chair, from the late Duke of York's collection.

The walls have richly carved oak wainscoting. The floor is of marble, tastefully laid.

The ceiling contains many plaster of Paris moulds, supported by large oak brackets; at the extreme end is an orchestra"

DB 29 July 2016

Harlaxton, Manor, Great Hall, Salvin
Harlaxton, Manor, Service Tramway
Harlaxton, Manor, Service Tramway
Harlaxton, Manor, Service Tramway

At the rear of the Harlaxton Manor, from the elevated ground, runs a tramway which carried goods such as coal and other heavy raw materials for the kitchen and other service rooms located underneath.

The track still remains and at points along the tunnel are chutes for delivery of the goods to rooms below.

Mark Acton, 2008

Harlaxton, Manor, tramway,
Harlaxton, Manor, University of Evansville
Harlaxton, Manor, University of Evansville
Harlaxton, Manor, University of Evansville

"The manor currently serves as the British campus for the University of Evansville and partners with Eastern Illinois University and Western Kentucky University"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlaxton_Manor 

DB 22 June 2020

Harlaxton, Manor, Gateway, University of Evansville
Harlaxton, Old Manor House Gateway
Harlaxton, Old Manor House Gateway
Harlaxton, Old Manor House Gateway

"Gateway and boundary wall. c1600 ... Renaissance Revival style ...

This building is all that remains of the Old Manor House, demolished c1860-1875 by John Sherwin Gregory" 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1194956 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Old Manor House Gateway
Harlaxton, Old School
Harlaxton, Old School
Harlaxton, Old School

Viewed from the churchyard. 

"School and school house, now a house. Mid C19, probably incorporating fragments of an earlier building, with late C20 alterations ...

This building is one of those remodelled c1820-1840 by Gregory Gregory, Lord of the Manor of Harlaxton, following the precepts of JC Loudon"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1187959 

DB 22 June 2020 

Harlaxton, Old School
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter

St Mary & St Peter in Harlaxton has a tower with its lower part in the Decorated style. The rest of the tower and external work of the church is Perpendicular.

The north arcade is Early English, the south possibly Decorated. ‘Grossly over-restored’ according to Pevsner.

There are monuments & hatchments to De Lignes & Gregorys.

Mark Acton, 2014

Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, De Ligne, Gregory
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter

Viewed from the east showing chancel and side chapel windows. 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Mary and St. Peter is an ancient building of stone, in the Transitional, Early English and later styles, consisting of chancel, with aisle chapels, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower, with crocketed spire and pinnacles and containing 5 bells:

the spire, restored in 1885, and the upper part of the tower are Perpendicular, but the lower portion of the tower is Decorated; the rest of the exterior is Perpendicular, some portion of it being quite late :

the north aisle arcade chiefly Transitional, the south Early English:

the north chancel chapel is believed to have been founded and dedicated to the Holy Trinity by Thomas Mason, ob. 1323 ; and the chapel on the opposite side by William Strood, ob. 1533, and there is an inscribed brass to William Strood and Agnes his wife, both of whom deceased 18 Feb. 1498; in the north chapel is a canopied monument, with a richly cusped and crocketed arch, surmounted by an embattled cornice, beneath which are two recumbent alabaster figures of a civilian and his wife, of the early 15th century :

there are also several memorials to the De Ligne family including, in the north chapel, an altar tomb of black marble to Sir Daniel De Ligne, knighted Oatlands, 4 July 1620, ob. 1686, and Lady Elizabeth, his wife, ob, 1682; above this is a mural monument, of Classical design, to Daniel De Ligne, d. 1730 ; Anna Maria, his daughter, d. 1729; Cadwallader Glynne, his nephew, d. 1730; and Dorothy (Burrell), wife of the latter, who erected the monument in 1742, and died in 1747:

near it is a modern mural tablet to the Gregory family, successors of the De Lignes and Glynnes:

at the east end of the south chancel chapel is a tomb of  Perpendicular work, and near it a piscina with shelf and canopy of the same period:

the stained east window is a memorial to John Sherwin Gregory, d. 1869, and there are others to Gregory Gregory, d. 1860; the late Rev. Edward Garfit M.A. rector 1867-85; Henry Hemsley, and to Mrs. Sherwin Gregory:

the font is Decorated and enriched with carvings of a symbolical character:

in 1903 an oak screen was placed between the nave and chancel, and another between the nave and tower in 1906:

the church was thoroughly restored internally in 1890-1891, at a cost of £1,200, under the direction of Mr. John O. Scott. F. S.A. :

there are 200 sittings"

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter

"Nave north arcade late C12, south arcade and south aisle early C13, tower early C14, chancel south arcade and south chapels c1325-1350, tower bell stage, spire and clerestorey late C14, east end c1400, north chapel and north aisle early C15" 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1187962 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel

Chancel c1325-1350. 

Chairs, stalls and other furnishings late C19 and C20 with east window by Ward & Hughes.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1187962 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, chancel
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel

Looking west towards the oak screen of 1903 with the nave beyond.

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, chancel
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel, Organ
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel, Organ
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel, Organ

Organ viewed from the chancel. 

Makers plate reads "WM. HILL & SON AND NORMAN & BEARD LTD LONDON" 

"William Hill & Son & Norman & Beard Limited (commonly known as Hill, Norman and Beard) were a major pipe organ manufacturer originally based in Norfolk"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hill_%26_Son_%26_Norman_%26_Beard_Ltd. 

Organ originally built for Mill-Hill School was installed in 1948. 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, organ, William Hill & Son & Norman & Beard Limited
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel, Tiles
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel, Tiles
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Chancel, Tiles

C19 decorative tiled floor.

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, Tile
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard

A striking group of graves in the churchyard.

Numbers of chest tombs and headstones in the churchyard have been listed.

DB 26 September 2018 

Harlaxton, Churchyard, St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard

A striking group of graves in the churchyard.

Numbers of chest tombs and headstones in the churchyard have been listed although not the examples pictured. 

DB 22 June 2020

Harlaxton, Churchyard, St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, East Window
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, East Window
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, East Window

Stained glass by Ward & Hughes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_and_Hughes

Glass given by Mrs. Sherwin-Gregory in memory of her husband died 1869.

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, stained glass, window, Ward & Hughes
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave

Looking west towards the early C14 tower arch.

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

"Nave north arcade late C12, south arcade and south aisle early C13"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1187962 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Boss
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Boss
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Boss

Decorative boss in the south arcade.

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Floor Slab
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Floor Slab
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Floor Slab

Prominent slate floor slab in the center of the nave.

A memorial to the Leeson family. 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, memorial, Leeson
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Font
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Font
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Font

"recut octagonal font, c1400"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1187962 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, font
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Roof
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Roof
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Roof

"The church is rendered throughout, with mid-19th-century plain wooden roofs supported by simple arch-braces, finished at their spring by carved stone corbel angels"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary_and_St_Peter%27s_Church,_Harlaxton 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, Nave Roof
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Screen
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Screen
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Nave, Screen

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "in 1903 an oak screen was placed between the nave and chancel, and another between the nave and tower in 1906"

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, North Aisle, Royal Arms
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, North Aisle, Royal Arms
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, North Aisle, Royal Arms

The Royal Arms of the 1801-1816 style. The writing at the bottom reads: GEORGE DE LIGNE GREGORY ESQ., REV H. DODWELL RECTOR, REV THOS. HASKETT & T HARVEY CHWARDENS

Mark Acton, 2014

Harlaxton, St Mary & St Paul church, royal arms, de ligne gregray, dodwell, haskett, harvey
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, North Chapel, Memorial
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, North Chapel, Memorial
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, North Chapel, Memorial

"A marble wall memorial on the north chapel north wall, erected 1742, comprises an engraved plaque, this below an entablature with floriate details topped by a cockerel.

Below the entablature, and either side, hangs gathered drapes.

Below the plaque is an apron with Baroque scrollwork decoration, and a centred scroll-edged coat of arms.

The arms contain three white cockerels on blue field to the left, and three gold lion heads on a black bar with five gold bars, on a red field to the right.

The memorial is dedicated to Daniel de Ligne (died 12 December 1730) and Cadwallader Glynne (died 1 January 1736), the nephew and heir of Daniel de Ligne.

The monument notes that Glynne had bequested a yearly amount of £5 to be distributed to the poor of Harlaxton parish in perpetuity.

Further dedications on this plaque are to Anna Maria Glynne (died 28 November 1729), only daughter of Cadwallader Glynne, and Dorothy (died 5 August 1747), wife of Glynne and daughter of Benjamin Burell of Pethall, Devon"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary_and_St_Peter%27s_Church,_Harlaxton 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, memorial, Daniel de Ligne
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, North Chapel, Memorial
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, North Chapel, Memorial
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, North Chapel, Memorial

"Memorials include a restored canopied niche in the north chapel with 2 alabaster figures, early C15"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1187962

Attributed to Sir Richard Rickhill and his wife, Elizabeth alternatively to William Rickhill, Justice of the Common Pleas, and his wife Elizabeth, c.1410.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary_and_St_Peter%27s_Church,_Harlaxton 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, Sir Richard Rickhill
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Porch
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Porch
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Porch

"South porch rebuilt 1858, in the course of extensive restoration. Further heavy restoration 1890, by John Oldrid Scott"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1187962 

DB 22 June 2020

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, Porch
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Porch, Door
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Porch, Door
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Porch, Door

"Moulded inner doorway with shafts"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1187962 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, door
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Aisle
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Aisle
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Aisle

Looking east towards the south chapel.

"South aisle early C13 ... chancel south arcade and south chapels c1325-1350"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1187962 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Aisle
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Aisle
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Aisle

"At the east end of the aisle is a doorway, Tudor arch headed, and spiral stairs to a loft above a previous rood screen, above which is another exit doorway.

There is also a double aumbry"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary_and_St_Peter%27s_Church,_Harlaxton 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Memorial
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Memorial
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Memorial

Memorial "dedicated to Daniel Gregory (died 9 June 1819, aged 72), the fourth son of George Gregory of Harlaxton and his wife, Anne.

The monument was provided by the deceased's brother George De Ligne Gregory"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary_and_St_Peter%27s_Church,_Harlaxton 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, memorial, Daniel Gregory
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Memorial Brass
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Memorial Brass
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Memorial Brass

"In the south chapel there is a commemorative brass plaque to William Strood and his wife Agnes, both of whom died in 1448"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary_and_St_Peter%27s_Church,_Harlaxton 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, memorial brass, William Strood, Agnes Strood
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Mothers' Union
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Mothers' Union
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Mothers' Union

"Harlaxton branch of the Mothers’ Union was the first to be formed in Lincolnshire"

http://www.harlaxtongroup.org.uk/public/mothersunion.php 

"The organisation was founded by Mary Sumner in 1876 in the Church of England parish of Old Alresford, near Winchester, where her husband was rector.

She was inspired to start the movement after the birth of her first grandchild.

Remembering her own difficulties when she was first a mother, Sumner wanted to bring mothers of all social classes together to provide support for one another and to be trained in motherhood, something which she saw as a vocation"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothers%27_Union 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, Mothers' Union
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Tudor Window
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Tudor Window
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Tudor Window

One of two wide Tudor windows on the south side of the south chapel.

Stained glass "IN MEMORY OF CATHERINE, WIFE OF JOHN SHERWIN GREGORY" died 1892.

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, stained glass, window
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, War Memorial
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, War Memorial
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, War Memorial

"1914. 1919. IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR HOME AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR"

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, war memorial
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower

C14 tower viewed from the west. 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The church (St. Mary and St. Peter) is a neat structure, with a lofty spire and finely carved screen.

It has recently been thoroughly repaired, and it contains several monumental memorials of the de Ligne and Gregory families.

The rectory, valued in K.B. at £25. 6s. 8d., and now at £760, is in the patronage and incumbency of the prebebendary of South Grantham, in Salisbury Cathedral, now the Rev. Thos. Henry Mirehouse, M.A., who resides at Easton Vicarage, Somersetshire"

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower

Tower viewed from the south.

"Square west tower, 4 stages, has clasping buttresses to the lower stages and angle buttresses above.

Crenellated parapet with corner pinnacles.

Set back octagonal crocketed spire with a single tier of lucarnes and finial"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1187962 

DB 22 June 2020

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, tower
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower, Funerary Hatchment
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower, Funerary Hatchment
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower, Funerary Hatchment

For John Sherwin-Gregory, died 1869.

Mark Acton, 2014

Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, hatchment, John Sherwin-Gregory
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower, Funerary Hatchment
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower, Funerary Hatchment
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Tower, Funerary Hatchment

A second similar funerary hatchment.

"Within the tower are two lozenge-shaped black-framed coat of arms funerary hatchments, one at the north, one at the south, each containing the motto "Resurgam" (I shall rise again), within a scroll"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary_and_St_Peter%27s_Church,_Harlaxton 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, hatchment
Harlaxton, The Forge
Harlaxton, The Forge
Harlaxton, The Forge

"House. Dated 1794, remodelled c1830, with addition in matching style late C20 ...

This building is one of those rebuilt c1790-1820 by George de Ligne Gregory and remodelled in a picturesque style c1820-1840 by Gregory Gregory, successive Lords of the Manor of Harlaxton"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1298393 

"Gateway. Early C19 ...

Probably an architectural feature introduced by Gregory Gregory, Lord of the Manor of Harlaxton, c1820-1840"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1264423 

DB 26 September 2018  

 

Harlaxton, The Forge
Harlaxton, Village Cross
Harlaxton, Village Cross
Harlaxton, Village Cross

"Village Cross. C14 and early C19"

https://https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1236812 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Village Cross
Harlaxton, Village Hall
Harlaxton, Village Hall
Harlaxton, Village Hall

A plaque set into the wall states :-

"ERECTED 1920 BY THE PARISHIONERS OF HARLAXTON IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE WAR 1914 - 1918"  

DB 26 September 2018  

Harlaxton, Village Hall
Harlaxton, Village Store
Harlaxton, Village Store
Harlaxton, Village Store

"Estate cottages, now house and shop. Dated 1819, incorporating an earlier building, with late C20 alterations ...

This building is one of those built or altered c1790-1820 by George de Ligne Gregory, Lord of the Manor of Harlaxton"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1236736 

Water pump and trough. c1819 just visible between the two cottages.

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Village Store
Harlaxton, Wharf
Harlaxton, Wharf
Harlaxton, Wharf

Wharf in the foreground with canal overbridge in the background. 

Local signage states :-

"Harlaxton Wharf was one of several wharfs along the Grantham Canal used for supplying coal and probably a range of other goods to local villages.

There is very little documented history of the wharf and its use during the 132 years that the canal was in operation ...

The Grantham Canal was completed in 1797 and traded profitably until the introduction of the railways.

After a brief revival during the First World War, trade declined rapidly and ceased in 1929.

The canal was legally abandoned in 1936 by Act of Parliament" 

DB 22 June 2020

Harlaxton, Wharf, Grantham Canal
Harlaxton, Wyggeston Farm
Harlaxton, Wyggeston Farm
Harlaxton, Wyggeston Farm

"3 cottages, now a house. Late C18, altered mid C19 and late C20 ...

This building is probably one of those built or altered c1790-1820 by George de Ligne Gregory, and altered c1820-1840 by Gregory Gregory, successive Lords of the Manor of Harlaxton"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1194955 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Wyggeston Farm, Pond Street