Broughton Hall – The History

Posted on 07/02/14

The Barney & Taylor team recently spent two days on a photoshoot at the beautiful Broughton Hall in Skipton amongst the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

You can see some of the behind the scenes imagery in the previous journal post here.

We had the entire house all to ourselves for two days and what a pleasure and a privilege it was to spend that time in such a beautiful house steeped in such an incredible history.

Broughton Hall has been the seat of the Tempest family since the 16th Century and the Tempest family are believed to have come to England from Normandy during William the Conqueror’s 1066 invasion of England and were given land in the aftermath of the invasion. The Broughton estate was initially formed by the marriage of Roger Tempest II to Katherine Gilliot in 1407, which included the watermill and the land at Bracewell.

The Hall is now run by Roger Tempest who is the 32nd Tempest in a recorded line dating from the 12th century and Roger and the team work tirelessly to preserve and indeed improve the Estate for future generations to enjoy.

The hall is centrally located in 3000 acres of landscaped grounds, which now house a business park, home to more than 50 companies employing more than 600 people. You can also hire the entire hall out for private hire which includes full catering facilities.

You can find out a whole lot more about Broughton Hall if you go to their website here.

With the wide variety of activities and opportunities taking place throughout the year at Broughton Hall it is well and truly worth a visit.

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