Broughton Hall, Yorkshire

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Broughton Hall
Yorkshire
West Riding
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Broughton Hall
Location
Grid reference: SD94295086
Location: 53°57’14"N, 2°5’18"W
History
Country house
Georgian
Information
Owned by: Tempest family

Broughton Hall is a Georgian country house at Broughton in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It stands centrally placed in 3,000 acres of landscaped grounds.

The hall itself is a Grade I listed building[1] and has been the seat of the Tempest Baronets for 900 years and, although the baronetcy is extinct, it is still run by a direct descendant of the Tempest family.

A 14th-century document records the acquisition of a house, watermill and part of the manor of Broughton by Sir John Tempest.

The pedimented end wings were added to the main structure for Stephen Tempest, 1809–11, to designs by William Atkinson. Sir Charles Tempest, Bt. (1794–1865) refaced the north front in golden Kendal stone and added a portico, 1838–41, to designs by George Webster, an architect of the dynasty of masons at Kendal in Westmorland.[2]

The park was landscaped in the 18th and 19th centuries and the Italianate terraced garden designed by William Andrews Nesfield in around 1855.

Business park

Within the grounds of the hall, in a series of reused outbuildings and new buildings, is a business park, with more than 50 companies employing more than 600 people.[3]

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References

  1. National Heritage List 1132296: Broughton Hall
  2. Howard Colvin (1997) [1954]. A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600–1840 (3rd ed.). New Haven: Yale University Press. "Thomas Atkinson"; "George Webster". ISBN 0-300-07207-4. 
  3. Broughton Hall Business Park