DiCamillo Companion

Langwell House

  • 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
    ISBN: 0903736306
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Walford's County Families of the United Kingdom, 1914
    Author: NA
    Year Published: 1914
    Reference: pg. 978
    Publisher: London: Spottiswoode & Co.
    ISBN: NA
    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.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01854-666-252

    Email: bookings@langwellestate.com

    Website: https://www.langwellestate.com

    Historic Houses Member: No