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Harburn House was built in 1804 for Alexander Young, the infamous Paraffin Young, after the original mansion house had been blown up by Oliver Cromwell. The stables of which still remain and are situated two hundred yards to the north of Harburn, next to the walled garden which dates back to 1830 along with the original Dovecote.


There is also a 14ft stone monument commemorating the last visit in 1832 of Charles the 10th of France, who was a family friend and very frequent visitor Harburn.


In 1875 the entire estate was bought by Thomas Barr, the great, great grandfather of Charlie Spurway, who with his wife, Nicola, are the present owners and who have renovated the House and Estate incorporating a very extensive Christmas Tree plantation, a paradise of lakes and water gardens for you to enjoy at your leisure.