Gorhambury House was commissioned by James Grimston, the 3rd Viscount Grimston and constructed in the years 1777-84 by Sir Robert Taylor. The house is Grade II* Listed and is built in a neo-Palladian style. It is one of the largest houses completed by the architect who is known for his work on The Bank of England and smaller villas surrounding the City of London. The spiral cantilevered staircase and double height hall are features of his work. It was built following the falling into disrepair of Old Gorhambury and many of the same bricks were used. Further extensions were made to Gorhambury in 19th century.
The main rooms in the neo-Palladian section of the house contain a collection is historic and academic comprising: Bacon and Grimston family portraits; a gallery of the great; two Piranesi fireplaces and other articles collected from the Grand Tour. Further highlights include 17th century painted glass windows, commissioned by Francis Bacon and salvaged from Old Gorhambury and the earliest English pile carpet.
The house has been lived in by the Grimston family since its construction. Viscount and Viscountess Grimston live at Gorhambury with their young family.
Gorhambury House is undergoing an extensive refurbishment programme and the House is now closed to visitors for the remainder of 2017. During spring/summer 2018, the house will be open on specific days. Details will be added to the website as the building works progress. Please telephone or email for further details.
The House is available as a location for filming and photography and we would be happy to assist in your enquiries.
- Adults - £8.00
- Children (5-16) - £5.00
- HHA Friends - Free
Please note: Credit cards are not accepted.
Parking is available at the House. Please enter AL3 6AE into your sat nav for the entrance. Once at the gate please enter AL3 6AH for the house.
Booking and Enquiries
For filming or photography enquiries and House tour information, please contact Heidi Treadwell:
- 01727 855000