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Gawthorpe Hall

  • 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.

  • Architect: Robert Smythson

    Date: Circa 1600-05
    Designed: House
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: Charles Barry Sr.

    Date: 1850-52
    Designed: Altered and restored house for Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth

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  • 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 - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 102
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Most Haunted: The Live Series" (2010 - TV documentary, episode 4).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Richard Shuttleworth, 16th century; The Rev. Lawrence Shuttleworth. 17th century; Sir James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Bt., until 1877; Ughtred James Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Baron Shuttleworth, until 1939; Kay-Shuttleworth family here until 1970.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01282-771-004

    Fax: 01282-770-178

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No