The House from a 1903 postcard
Built / Designed For: Salkeld family
House & Family History: Originally built in the 13th century as a red sandstone towerhouse, Corby has been altered and added to many times during its long life; its current appearance is the result of early 19th century work by the architect Peter Nicholson. The Castle was sold in 1611 to Lord William Howard, third son of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (executed for treason in 1572 by Elizabeth I), who added a two-storied L-shaped house onto the tower. Corby remained in the ownership of the Howard family until 1994, when Sir John Howard-Lawson, Bt. sold up to Edward Haughey. Corby is supposedly haunted by a ghost known as The Radiant Boy.
Collections: The principal contents of Corby Castle were sold in 1994 by Phillips of Scotland.
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 35, 1852.
John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, 1825.
Country Life: CXV, 92, 1954.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade I
Current Seat / Home of: Edward Haughey, since 1994.
Past Seat / Home of: Salkeld family, 13th-16th centuries. Lord William Howard, third son of the 4th Duke of Norfolk, 17th century; Howard family here from 1611 until 1994.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No