REMAINS OF GORHAMBURY HOUSE
Of Sir Nicholas Bacon's mansion of 1568 the porch and masonry of the Hall and one projecting wing survive. The Porch is a would-be classical composition with Tuscan attached columns flanking the entrance arch on the ground floor, and Ionic columns and niches flanking the two-light flanking windows. It led to the screens passage. The dais end of the Hall is marked by a large window.
In 1777 a new house was begun by the third Viscount Grimston. The architect was Sir Robert Taylor. The house is ashlar-faced and has a grand Corinthian portico raised on a plinth with broad outer staircase and three windows on each side ... [The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire]
|The Grimstons of Gorhambury|
|Gorhambury Guide Book|
|Early Stuart Household Accounts|
|A Gentleman's life in Soho and St Albans, 1660-1689 - The Gorhambury Account Books for Sir Harbottle Grimston in Herts Past & Present|
|Wikipedia: Old Gorhambury House; Nicholas Bacon; Francis Bacon; Earl of Verulam|
|St Albans History contains many relevant items|
Old News: Archery Meeting at St Albans in 1829
|Manor Rental of Gorhambury, St Michaels, St Albans, 1655|
|If you have a relevant question why not Ask Chris|
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St Albans, Gorhambury Ruins of Lord Bacon's House
Postcard painted by Sydbie
(Seat of Lord Viscount Grimston)
Published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, Poultry, June 1, 1806
Engraved by J Greig from a drawing by E Shepherd
For the Beauties of England & Wales
Gorhambury House W.
Lord Kitchener inspecting the troops on the Gorhambury Estate, September 1914
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|November 2011||Significant restructuring with separate book pages|
|January 2012||Sydbie picture of ruins|
|September 2012||Page reformatted|
|May 2014||Link to new Kitchener page|