The house from a 1906 postcard
House & Family History: Gawthorpe resembles Bess of Hardwick's great house of Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire and may very well have been designed by the same architect: Robert Smythson.
Collections: Gawthorpe is home to the Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth textile collection, which includes an unparalleled collection of needlework. The National Portrait Gallery also has on loan a number of important historical portraits.
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. 19, 1852.
Country Life: XXXIII, 670 plan, 1913. CLVIII, 558, 630, 1975.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat / Home of: Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: The National Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction