DiCamillo Companion

Broughton Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Henry Tempest

    House & Family History: Annie Tempest, famous for her cartoon "Tottering by Gently," which has appeared in "Country Life" magazine since 1993, grew up at Broughton. She has said that Lord Tottering is modeled on her father and that she draws on her memories of Broughton Hall in writing her comic strip. The Tempest family has lived in Yorkshire since Roger Tempest settled in the area in 1120.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house is today set in a 3,000-acre estate. William Andrews Nesfield designed the grounds, including the Italianate garden, the gazebo, and the fountains.

  • Architect: John Foss

    Date: 1787-88
    Designed: Stables for Stephen Tempest

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    Architect: George Webster

    Date: 1838-41
    Designed: Ionic porte-cochère, lodges, stables' clock tower, and other alterations and additions for Sir Charles Robert Tempest, 1st Bt.

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    Architect: William Andrews Nesfield

    Date: 1855
    Designed: Grounds, including Italianate gardens and gazebo.

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    Architect: William Atkinson

    Date: 1809-11
    Designed: Pedimented wings and other alterations for Stephen Tempest

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 218, 1855.

    Country Life: Christopher Hussey in CVII, 954, 1034, 1950.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pgs. 81, 386, 1102
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Movie Locations: A Guide to Britain & Ireland
    Author: Adams, Mark
    Year Published: 2000
    Publisher: London: Boxtree
    ISBN: 0752271695
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "A Woman of Substance" (1984). "Wuthering Heights" (1992 - as Thrushcross Grange). "The Thirteenth Tale" (2013 - TV movie). "Gentleman Jack" (2019-21 - TV series, as the Black Swan Inn). "The English Game" (2020 - TV mini series). "All Creatures Great and Small" (2020 - TV mini series, as Mrs. Pumphrey's country house).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Roger Tempest and Paris Ackrill; Tempest family here since 1597.

    Past Seat / Home of: Stephen Tempest, 18th century; Sir Charles Robert Tempest, 1st and last Baronet, until 1865.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: There is a wellness center and retreat on the estate; the house can be booked for exclusive use.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 07156-799-608

    Fax: 01756-700-357

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.broughtonhall.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No