Gorhambury House
Gorhambury House
This grand Palladian mansion was built by the Bacon family, Earls of Verulam, to replace an earlier Elizabethan manor, the ruins of which still stand in the park near the current house. That earlier manor was the home of the most famous of the Bacon family, philosopher, writer, and lawyer Sir Francis Bacon.
The architect responsible for the new Gorhambury was Sir Robert Taylor, who built an imposing 3 storey building, which has since been refaced in white Portland stone. The building began in 1779 and was finished in 1790. Within the house is a large collection of Bacon family portraits.

There is regular entry in the summer months. Please check with the property for exact details.