Gorhambury House

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Gorhambury House with its hexastyle Corinthian portico

Gorhambury House is a Palladian-style house near St Albans; Hertfordshire, England. It was built in the years 1777–84 to replace Old Gorhambury House, which was left to fall into ruin.

It was designed by Sir Robert Taylor and commissioned by James Grimston, 3rd Viscount Grimston. Grimston's son was made Earl of Verulam, and the building is currently the home of the 7th Earl of Verulam.[1]

Features of interest inside include a fireplace designed by Piranesi.


The surrounding estate includes much of the site of the Roman city of Verulamium.[2]

Conservation and access[edit]

The house is Grade II* listed. It is a member of Historic Houses Association and is open for tours at certain times.[3]


  1. ^ Burton (2013). "Traffic-chaos wedding was that of Earl of Verulam's daughter". Herts Advertiser.
  2. ^ Esmonde Cleary, A. "Places: 79739 (Verulamium)". Pleiades. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Gorhambury House". Historic Houses Association.

External links[edit]

The Gorhambury Estate

Coordinates: 51°45′30″N 0°23′16″W / 51.758272°N 0.387744°W / 51.758272; -0.387744