Friday, 6 September 2013

Grove House, Harrogate: 1912

Grove House, Harrogate 1912

Following my last blogpost, here is a second Yorkshire property from the Knight, Frank & Rutley brochure of 1912.

Grove House was the home of Samson Fox (1838-1903), engineer, industrialist and philanthropist. 

A remarkable man and a great benefactor of Harrogate, he was the ancestor of the celebrated Fox family acting dynasty – as you may know, if you saw the episode of Who Do You Think You Are? that featured Emilia Fox. 

There is a history of the house on wikipedia and jolly photos of Edward Fox unveiling a plaque at Grove House in May 2012 here.

Ten minutes walk from Harrogate Station

A Valuable Residential Property
known as

Extending to 75 Acres

Or the House and nearly 15 Acres would be sold separately

The Handsome Stone-built Mansion stands 300 feet
above sea level, in well laid out Pleasure Grounds.  It
contains: –  Staircase Hall 33 ft. by 17 ft., Drawing
Room 30 ft. by 20 ft., Dining Room 26 ft. by 20 ft.,
Billiard Room 30 ft. by 20 ft., Library 26 ft. by 18 ft.,
Magnificent Ballroom or Picture Gallery 42 ft. by
30 ft., Study, Morning Room, Business Room, 26
Lofty Bed and Dressing Rooms (three of the Dressing
Rooms are fitted with Baths), Bathroom and the usual
Domestic Offices

Electric Light and Acetylene Gas installed
Modern Sanitation

Stabling for 17 Horses - Grooms’ Rooms
Motor-house with Pit, Two Cottages, Farmery

The Pleasure Grounds include Tennis and Croquet
Lawns, Flower Gardens, Small Lake, Museum and
Observatory with Telescope.

The 60 Acres of Meadowland
Which are ripe for development would not detract from
the privacy of the House and Grounds if built upon

Two Golf Links within two miles - Hunting with three Packs

Auctioneers & Land Agents Messrs. KNIGHT, FRANK & RUTLEY,
20, Hanover Square, London, W.
Grove House, Harrogate 1912

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