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Collection Summary

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Oral History Collection
A collection of recent taped interviews of former household staff and family
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Location Details

Harewood House
Leeds LS17 9LG United Kingdom
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Building Information
House, stables, gatehouse and lodges all listed Grade 1 and together with 500 acres of Parkland leased to the Harewood House Trust Ltd in 1985. Palladian 9 bay, 2 storey centre on rusticated basement with 3 bay, one storey connecting and one bay angled pavilions. Giant attached Corinthian columns, 5 bay pediment and top balustrade. South garden front Victorian by Sir Charles Barry in 1843. All ashlar of sandstone from the estate. Barry and Nesfield's Italian parterre to the south; parkland landscaped by Brown in 1772. Main Entrance gateway on the Leeds Road by John Carr and John Muschamp; secondary entrance on the same road contains a pair of fine gates from Chesterfield House, London, a former town house of the Lascelles.'
Collections Overview
Harewood has rich and diverse fine and decorative arts collections ranging from Chippendale furniture to Renaissance masterpieces from 16th to 20th century. British artists are represented by works of Gainsborough, Romney, Reynolds and Turner. Decorative collections include a collection of Sèvres porcelain with a tea service made for Queen Marie-Antoinettte and clocks made by the royal clockmaker Benjamin Vulliamy. Designated.
Display Overview
Harewood House , the Lascelles family home for over 200 years, was designed by John Carr of York and built over a period of thirteen years between 1759 and 1772, its spectacular interiors were designed by Robert Adam and decorated by Joseph Rose, Angelica Kaufmann, Biagio Rebecca and Antonio Zucchi. It contains unrivalled 18th century English furniture made especially for Harewood by Thomas Chippendale, born at Otley; the House is surrounded by 1000 acres of parkland, shaped by Lancelot Capability' Brown
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The House, its decoration, furniture, fittings and paintings.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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