Gentleman Jack filming locations - Calderdale spots used in Anne Lister drama
BBC One drama Gentleman Jack has kept us hooked right from the first episode, telling the story of Halifax diarist Anne Lister. It's also been great for location spotting familiar Calderdale places.
By Abigail Kellett
Monday, 8th July 2019, 2:32 pm
Suranne Jones as Anne Lister. Picture: Lookout Point/HBO
Here are some of the Calderdale filming locations used in BBC's Gentleman Jack, as well as other spots which were used as local locations but were actually filmed elsewhere.
Some may call this the star of the show, Shibden Hall in Halifax played a big part in the series. The ancestral home of Anne Lister, the real historic landmark was used in the programme both inside and out.
In episode two, Anne Lister attends her friend Vere Hobart's wedding at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London. But scenes for the interior of the church were actually filmed closer to home, in St Peter's Church in Sowerby.
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Locals to the Lord Nelson Inn in Luddenden will have noticed that the pub appeared in the very first episode of the series going by the name Stags Head Inn. The location was used for exterior shots.
The inside of the Stags Head Inn was filmed in The Fleece Inn in Elland. The 400 year old pub was taken back in time for filming with all modern features hidden or disguised.
The Lister sisters were heading in the wrong direction as they walked from Shibden into Halifax. The road to town was actually filmed on Wakefield Gate heading out of Halifax close to Wainhouse Tower.
Anyone who loves walking around the Shibden Valley will have recognised this location. When Anne was beaten up in episode five, her attacker was waiting for her in Bare Head Tunnel on the road just off Green Lane.
Historically there were a number of coal mining pits in the Shibden Valley during the time of Anne Lister and this one, located close to the Bare End Tunnel, is still standing and was used for filming in episode six.
This Calderdale town, most often associated with its part in one of Sally Wainwright's other series, Happy Valley, is where the set for Holts Pit, a colliery owned by the Listers, was built.
When Ann Walker paid a visit to Scotland to see her sister later on in the series, the road scenes were filmed in and around Ripponden.
Ann Walker's home of Crow Nest in Lightcliffe was often used across the series but the building used was actually this Georgian House called Sutton Park which is located near York.
Most of Anne's confrontations with the Rawson Brothers take place on Rawson Street in Halifax but this was actually filmed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.
This area of Bradford was used for filming some of the 1830s street scenes set in Halifax.
Although Harewood House, Wetherby, was not used during filming the surrounding land was. This can be seen in scenes at Southolm Farm.