Two of my favorite things, period dramas and English Manor houses were united in an on-line article in Architectural Digest. They put together a slide show of fabulous English Manor houses which were used as movie sets. I did a bit more digging and came up with some additional photos and information about the various houses.
This is Castle Howard, a lovely Boroque manse in North Yorkshire designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor, and constructed from 1699 to1712. It was used for the extremely popular 1981series Brideshead Revisted....the Downton Abbey of the 1980's. I didn't watch it then, but am enjoying it now via Netflix.
Chatswoth House in North Derbyshire was the setting for a recent adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. The Elizabethan (also referred to as English Boroque) Manor house. The main bloc was built between 1687 and 1707 by William Talman.
Mansfield Park was filmed at this amazing Elizabethan Manor house, Kirby Hall. Begun around 1570, and added to over time. I love the glassy nature of this home.
Dyrham park in Bath, Enland was the location for the movie Remains of the Day. This Boroque Manor house was built in 1692 and designed by Samuel Hauduroy.
Wrothham Park in Hertfordshire...only 17 miles from London's Hyde Park...was the setting for the 2001 version of Jane Eyre. This fabulous Neo Paladian house was designed by Isaac Ware and built in 1754.
This unusual Victoran House in Shopshire, England was the setting for the movie Anonement. I loved the book, but have not seen the movie yet. I'm waiting for it to come out on Netflix.
Syon House was the setting for another Julian Fellowes (of Downton Abbey fame) production, Gosford Park. This manor house is home to the Duke of Northumberland. It was built about 400 years ago in West London.