Shibden Hall now closed for filming of Gentleman Jack series 2

Shibden Hall has now closed its doors to allow for the filming of series two of Gentleman Jack to take place.

By Abigail Kellett
Monday, 19th October 2020, 3:17 pm
Updated Monday, 19th October 2020, 3:20 pm

The historic Halifax hall was the setting for the first series of the TV drama which followed the life of 19th century diarist Anne Lister.

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Created by Calderdale writer and director Sally Wainwright, the BBC/HBO series followed the landowner and diarist as she pursued a courtship with Ann Walker.

The first series of the drama was a big hit with viewers, attracting millions of viewers each week.

Filming was due to take place for the second series earlier this year but due to Covid-19 it was put on hold.

Preparation is due to take place for a few weeks before filming is set to begin and the hall will be closed for the duration of filming,

For those wishing they had visited the hall prior to its closure, there is a 3D Virtual Tour of Shibden Hall available online.

Click here to virtually wander around the grounds, house interior and historic aisled barn.