“ As a business Broughton Hall Estate is committed to developing and nurturing culture, experience and creativity; seen through its branding; ‘Live.Work.Play’ and through its ‘Broughton Life’ philosophy which celebrates people and community. The film and television industry is a huge part of Yorkshire’s culture and we have enjoyed being involved with large and small scale productions in the past which resonate with Broughton; both through their portrayal of history and the art of filming itself. The team culture required on a film set is something that we as a team at Broughton can relate to and we enjoy being a part of and contributing to something beyond the hall and its estate. A member of the Tempest family is a film producer so we appreciate the challenges a booking like this can incur and consciously strive to provide the best support possible before and during filming. ”

Mike Lennon, Commercial Manager

Architectural History

Broughton Hall is a Grade 1 listed Georgian Palladian country house and has been the seat of the Tempest Baronets for 900 years. The building dates back to 1597 with the two wings either side added in 1810 by (William Atkinson, the renowned architect responsible for Durham Cathedral).

Architectural Features

Broughton Hall – externally featuring an original clock tower and adjoining Chapel with exquisite interior. Both interior and exterior of the hall is in good condition, light sand in colour, columns from ground to roof front centre of the hall. Georgian style windows with shutters. Magnificent views across the Dales and Yorkshire Moors. Stained glass window on the staircase. Many more hidden gems inside the hall, a viewing is highly recommended to see the potential.

The Saloon: part of the original 1597 manor that was built in a typical Elizabethan style. An original Doll’s House built entirely of cigar boxes.

The Porch: at the front of the house is big enough to allow a coach and horses in. The front of the hall was resurfaced in Golden Ashlar stone.

The central hall: was originally much bigger in the Elizabethan fashion but was later divided into a saloon and apses by the pairs of Ionic columns. Collection of fine art and features the largest collection of Gillows furniture.

Dining Room: The sideboard was made in 1813 and includes the heads of the Roman god Ceres and Greek God Silenus in the corners (representing food and drink respectively). Their heads also appear on the corners of the doors.

Drawing Room: The oxblood red walls were suggested by Elizabeth Blundell and have remained the same colour since. This was originally used as a breakfast room but is now regarded as a music room. The restoration to this room in the mid 2000s was a pure conservation job, and this room remains largely as it was in the mid 19th century. The curtains are original.

The conservatory: Built in the 1800s. The far dome was added in 1997

Formal Gardens: The north front resurfaced in golden Kendal stone (1800s) and a portico was added 1838–41. The park was landscaped in the 18th and 19th centuries and the Italianate terraced garden designed circa 1855.

Filming Attributes

Good access to the hall and other venues with car parking nearby but not close enough to be intrusive for filming. The hall is extremely private features 15 bedrooms so places for actors / crew to change / have own space. Wifi across the estate so good Internet and phone reception. Willing and helpful team of Broughton hospitality staff offering impeccable service and abundance of time to bookings. Huge windows on all four sides of the hall so light-filled rooms both up and downstairs. South facing gardens and conservatory. The backdrop is predominantly rolling hills but the terrain immediately around the hall is a gravelled drive that is very flat to place equipment. Further off the gravel drive the grass slopes down to a beck. The formal gardens are flat to the east then incline from the conservatory into woodland. The hall allows hot works, animals and night shoots and the land can cope with heavy plant machinery.

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Topography

Broughton Hall Estate is at the foot of the Yorkshire Dales so the 3000 acre estate is a mixture of flat land and rolling hills made up of farmland, cycle paths, lakes, fields and moorland. There is a beck to the front of the hall and streams throughout the estate – all the estate is accessible with a 4 x 4. There are inclines and declines immediately surrounding the hall but the flat area is predominantly the driveway that comes from the entrance of the estate, starting with tarmac and once through the main gates turns to gravel. Behind the hall and back of the Chapel is a gravelled courtyard enclosed by a high garden wall. Further into the estate is woodland, copses and open tree-dotted parkland. There is a stunning formal garden featuring statues and small fountain immediately to the east and south of the hall.

Helicopters are welcome to land to the front of the hall and elsewhere on the estate. Leeds / Bradford Airport is about a 40 minute drive away and the estate is in easy reach of Manchester and Liverpool airports. Major / minor road networks are minutes away yet the estate is set in secluded grounds away from roads and traffic noise (30 miles from Leeds / 40 miles from Manchester / 45 miles from York). There is an airfield in York. Skipton is the nearest town, just 5 minutes’ drive away.

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Contact

Email: nancy.sheridan@heritage4media.com

Phone: Heritage4Media: 07736 364722

Website: www.broughtonhall.co.uk