House & Family History: The Langwell Estate was bought by Sir John Sinclair in 1788 for £7,000; in 1813 James Horne, Esq., purchased the Estate for £40,000; the 5th Duke of Portland purchased Langwell in 1860 for £90,000, equivalent to approximately £60 million in 2016 inflation-adjusted values using the labour value commodity index.
Garden & Outbuildings: Langwell has a Walled Garden, a forest, and Langwell Water, which rises in the Langwell Forest and flows east to the North Sea coast at Berriedale. The Langwell Estate today stands at 17,000 acres.
Title: Edwardian Great House, The
Author: Airs, Malcom (Editor)
Year Published: 2000
Reference: pg. 78
Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University
Book Type: Softback
Title: Walford's County Families of the United Kingdom, 1914
Year Published: 1914
Reference: pg. 978
Publisher: London: Spottiswoode & Co.
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Not Listed
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: Sir John Sinclair, late 18th century. James Horne, Esq., early 19th century. William John Cavendish Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 5th Duke of Portland, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
Ownership Details: Outbuildings can be booked for holiday stays and stalking.