DiCamillo Companion

Harlestone (Harleston House)

  • House & Family History: Harlestone was reputedly the inspiration for Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park," according to W.A. Craik in "Jane Austen in Her Time" (London: Nelson, 1969). The Patchwork Room at Althorp contains a fine chimneypiece designed by Humphry Repton that was removed from Harlestone. The House was a secondary home of the darls Spencer; it was demolished in 1939.

  • 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: Vol. III, 1820.

  • Title: Althorp: The Story of an English House
    Author: Spencer, Charles
    Year Published: 1998
    Reference: pg. 84
    Publisher: London: Viking
    ISBN: 0670883220
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: England's Lost Houses From the Archives of Country Life
    Author: Worsley, Giles
    Year Published: 2002
    Reference: pg. 189
    Publisher: London: Aurum Press
    ISBN: 1854108204
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat of: John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No