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Lydia Craig

17 Mar 2022

As many of you will know Langton Hall was used as a filming location for the BBC drama, Gentleman Jack Series 2. (If you were unaware please see our earlier news article!)

The filming of Gentleman Jack was no small feat, the South Wing had a huge overhaul in some of the bedrooms and the large dining area where it was further renovated by the BBC team in order to ensure it looked exactly how it would have done in the 1830's.

The renovation and alteration of Langton Hall included ensuring that even the small details were perfected and this article aims to give you a 'behind the scenes' look at the set and renovation...

As many of you will know Langton Hall was used as a filming location for the BBC drama, Gentleman Jack Series 2. (If you were unaware please see our earlier news article!)

The filming of Gentleman Jack was no small feat, the South Wing had a huge overhaul in some of the bedrooms and the large dining area where it was further renovated by the BBC team in order to ensure it looked exactly how it would have done in the 1830's.

The renovation and alteration of Langton Hall included ensuring that even the small details were perfected and this article aims to give you a 'behind the scenes' look at the set and renovation.

Langton Hall's dining room was the first area to get a full makeover, with brand new wallpaper brought in to replicate the style from the 1800's at the time. As there were no electric lights during this era all of our sockets and switches were taken down, along with modern chandeliers which were replaced by antique candelabra chandeliers instead. Most of the antique furniture used on set was also specially imported for filming, as were many of the large rugs that were laid throughout the house.

There were also multiple antique paintings brought in to fill the walls and replicate the ones that were originally hung during Anne Lister's time at Langton Hall. One very special painting was even fully commissioned just for the filming and was proudly placed on the main wall of the dining room, behind the head of the family at the dining table (Norcliffe Norcliffe).

Further small details added prior to filming were; Large Gates to the front entrance of the property, Window pane bars to make the window panes seem smaller (as were the style at the time), Antique China and silverware/ cutlery, Specially prepared food was brought in, brand new curtains for the bedrooms and much, much more to ensure the authenticity of the filming of the period drama.

The preparations for filming took around a week overall with the filming itself being completed in just one day. All members of staff from/ brought in by the BBC were Covid tested each day and specially laid out areas were designed to ensure social distancing throughout the week.

You will soon be able to watch the period drama for yourself as the release date has now been set for April 2022 and the premiere has also been aired in London! When watching (or re-watching if you just can't get enough!) make sure you look out for the details listed above throughout the filming within Langton Hall!

If seeing Langton Hall on screen just isn't enough and leaves you wanting more why not take a look at our bookings page to stay at Langton Hall and specifically The South Wing (where the filming took place).

The South Wing is also where Anne Lister stayed throughout her time at Langton Hall, and was the main residence for the Norcliffe family at the time. If you want to have your own Lord and Lady of the Manor experience ensure you book now to avoid disappointment!

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