With richly carved and finished interiors, Beningbrough Hall is one of the most remarkable baroque houses in England, but almost nothing is known of its building’s history. Listed as a Grade I building, Beningbrough Hall is located in Beningbrough, North Yorkshire, England, and overlooks the River Ouse. In 1700 John Bourchier inherited the estate, and after a trip to Italy, John planned and built the current hall heavily influenced by the Italian architectural style he experienced from his trip, with William Thornton as his chief craftsman. Thornton was responsible for the main cantilevered staircase and the fine woodcarving in the hall. Externally, the house is a red-brick Georgian mansion with a grand drive running to the main frontage and a walled garden. Completed in 1716, the hall now stands proud at 300 years old, the house is home to more than 100 portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.
Chris Hordley, Production Liaison & Development
Chris provides bespoke advice on regional locations, studios and facilities to UK and international production companies. With over 20 years combined industry and production liaison experience, Chris has secured and supported productions in Yorkshire & Humber including; Peaky Blinders, Happy Valley, Victoria, Ackley Bridge, God's Own Country, Paddington 2, and Transformers: The Last Knight. He also supports Screen Yorkshire’s senior management team in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.