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From The Scanner - Horizontal Style 2/14

HARLAXTON MANOR

Harlaxton Manor, built in 1837, is a manor house located in Harlaxton, Lincolnshire. Its architecture, which combines elements of Jacobean and Elizabethan styles renders the mansion unique among surviving Jacobean manors. Presently, Harlaxton Manor is known as "The British Campus of the University of Evansville." It is an American owned and operated college which is home to students and professors seeking a global education each academic semester. I managed to get in to the grounds and garden with a visit organised by the local W.I., of which Maureen is a member, and at that time the gardens were being totally restored having become totally overgrown just like the gardens at Heligan in Cornwall. This magnificent stairway was the main route up to the extensive garden area on the upper level.

From The Scanner - Horizontal Style 2/14

HARLAXTON MANOR

Harlaxton Manor, built in 1837, is a manor house located in Harlaxton, Lincolnshire. Its architecture, which combines elements of Jacobean and Elizabethan styles renders the mansion unique among surviving Jacobean manors. Presently, Harlaxton Manor is known as "The British Campus of the University of Evansville." It is an American owned and operated college which is home to students and professors seeking a global education each academic semester. I managed to get in to the grounds and garden with a visit organised by the local W.I., of which Maureen is a member, and at that time the gardens were being totally restored having become totally overgrown just like the gardens at Heligan in Cornwall. This magnificent stairway was the main route up to the extensive garden area on the upper level.

comments (16)

This looks really great for being from the scanner!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, it needed a bit of after-work to be honest.
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 25 Feb 2014, 03:25
It is a wonderfully complex structure, Brian...but not very horizontal!
Brian Walbey: Yes a fine staircase Ray.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 25 Feb 2014, 06:20
Interesting to contrast with your photos today, Brian
Brian Walbey: Some serious photographers still use slide film instead of digital and then scan them into their computers, that way they really do get the full quality of slide film which is probably still better than digital cameras.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Feb 2014, 06:38
Thank heavens this was restored & saved for posterity Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chris, just a shame the place is not open to the general public.
Looks magnificent Brian. I have never heard of the place
Brian Walbey: I hadn't either until Maureen said the W.I.had arranged a visit, although we could only go in to the garden.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Feb 2014, 08:30
This magnificent stairway looks very Italianate in style, but is probably French influenced rococo.
Brian Walbey: Whatever the style it is definitely a very impressive staircase isn't it, I couldn't even get it in my garden!
  • carreksmum
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Feb 2014, 12:01
A very full picture, Brian. So many interesting things you don't know where to look next.
Brian Walbey: It is certainly a very fine staircase isn't it.
THis is an amazing piece of shot Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ronke, indeed a very impressive set of garden steps.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 25 Feb 2014, 13:18
Very ornate
Brian Walbey: Indeed Richard, how good that it has been uncovered.
Ornate steps and surrounds, they didn't do disabled access in those days.
Brian Walbey: They certainly didn't martin.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 25 Feb 2014, 14:26
This is heavy architecture Brian, perhaps reflecting the designer/owner's need for stability.
Brian Walbey: Yes it looks very solid doesn't it, just as well with it being totally overgrown until the new owners of the pace cleared it all.
Quite an impressive piece of stairs Brian! Great capture.
Brian Walbey: Aren't they just Richard.
Now that is a fancy set of steps!
Brian Walbey: Indeed they are Tom, what a joy they have been uncovered.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Feb 2014, 21:09
That's very impressive, Brian. From an era when time and money did not seem so interdependent. Nothing to give it away that its not a recent image.
Brian Walbey: Very fine flight of steps aren't they, no expense spared as you suggest.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Feb 2014, 21:26
Oh, a pompous looking staircase - an elegant entrée to the garden and the manor house - a very impressive photo!
Brian Walbey: Very grand staircase isn't it, thanks for your comment Philine.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Feb 2014, 21:28
I have been in the Lost Gardens of Heligan - and admire the fantastic restoration there.
Brian Walbey: I wondered if you had been to Heligan, we haven't unfortunately, and these days it would be a long way for Maureen to drive.

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