People and Places

Fairfax House has links to many notable people and places of the eighteenth century. The Fairfaxes spent their time between York, London, Bath and their country estate of Gilling Castle in North Yorkshire. What was the significance of the country estate in the eighteenth century? Why did people go to spa towns like Bath? Who were the Viscount and Anne Fairfax? Who was John Carr, architect of Fairfax House? Learn more about this fascinating network of people and places right here.