DiCamillo Companion
England

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 fountains.

  • Architect: William Andrews Nesfield

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

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    Architect: William Atkinson

    Date: 1809-11
    Designed: Added wings with pediments and made alterations to House

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

    Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    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). "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; Tempest family here since 1597.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 07156-799-608

    Fax: 01756-700-357

    Email: info@broughtonhall.co.uk

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

    Historic Houses Member: No