Langton Hall is a Grade II listed Hall and dates back to the 18th century. The north wing was built in 1738 and the south wing in 1840. The Hall was listed by English Heritage in 1951, with the entrance gates added to the listed building register in 1966.
Langton Hall had been the seat of the Norcliffe family (often mentioned in the BBC drama Gentleman Jack), and previously owned by their descendants Howard-Vyse family. During the Second World War the Guards Armoured Division used the property as a base for D-Day landing preparations, and are reputedly visited by the Royal Family and Winston Churchill.
Despite being in a bad state of repair following the war, Woodleigh School moved into the property in 1946. The preparatory school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13 had been established in 1929 by Arthur England, the grandfather of the last headmaster in 2012.
Charles William Langton is now the owner of Langton Hall and Estate and has completed a much needed refurbishment to the hall, buildings and parkland.
The Estate has a complement of full time staff tending to the garden, the Main Hall and Change of bookings for the managed holiday lets.
Langton Hall has recently been used to shoot scenes for the upcoming popular BBC TV second series of 'Gentleman Jack.' The house has genuine historical connections to the woman known as Gentleman Jack as Norcliffe Norcliffe's daughter Isabella who resided at Langton Hall was a former lover of Anne-Lister.
Prior to filming, the Hall was further renovated and specially imported furniture, decor and even wallpaper were brought in to ensure the hall matched the exact specification for the era of filming and provide the viewers with the authenticity of the rich history throughout.