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Langley Hall (Langley Park)

  • Earlier Houses: There was probably an earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Richard Berney

    House & Family History: Queen Elizabeth I granted the Langley Estate to the Berney family in 1577. A London merchant, George Proctor, purchased Langley in 1739. The House is noted for its outstanding 18th century plasterwork by Charles Stanley.

  • Architect: Matthew Brettingham the Elder

    Date: Circa 1742-45
    Designed: Remodeled House for George Proctor, possibly including addition of wings.

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    Architect: John Sanderson

    Date: Circa 1750-55
    Designed: Alterations for Sir Thomas Beauchamp-Proctor

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    Architect: Anthony Salvin

    Date: 19th century
    Designed: Remodeled House

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    Architect: Lancelot Brown

    Date: 1765
    Designed: Landscaping

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    Architect: John Soane

    Date: 1784-91
    Designed: Two pairs of lodges on Norwich Road for Sir Thomas Beauchamp-Proctor

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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: Vol. I, p. 154, 1852.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. III, 1820.

    Country Life: LXII, 16, 1927. LXIII, 467 [Furniture], 1928.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pgs. 156, 846-847, 908
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Creating Paradise: The Building of the English Country House, 1660-1880
    Author: Wilson, Richard; Mackley, Alan
    Year Published: 2000
    Reference: pg. 35
    Publisher: London: Hambledon and London
    ISBN: 1852852526
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: No Voice From the Hall: Early Memories of a Country House Snooper
    Author: Harris, John
    Year Published: 1998
    Publisher: London: John Murray
    ISBN: 0719555671
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Reference: pgs. 151-152
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Burney family, 16th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Richard Berney, circa 1730-38. George Proctor, 1738-45; Sir Thomas Beauchamp-Proctor, 2nd Bt., mid-18th century; Admiral Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, 3rd Bt., 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Since 1946 Langley School

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01508-520-210

    Fax: 01508-528-058

    Email: office@langleyschool.co.uk

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

    Historic Houses Member: No