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.
House tours are conducted by experienced guides through the main rooms in the neo-Palladian section of the house. The 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.
Due to impending refurbishment, the regular House opening hours have changed for 2017. We can accommodate visitors by appointment from April to June 2017, Monday to Friday. Please do phone or email for further details. All tours are accompanied and no unaccompanied viewings will be permitted.
The House is available as a location for filming and photography and we would be happy to assist in your enquiries.
Please note the gardens are not open to the public. No refreshments are available. Due to the style and nature of the house, there is no disabled access.
- 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