Langley Hall is a red-brick building in the Palladian style, located in Loddon, Norfolk, England. It was built in 1737 for Richard Berney, on land that until the Dissolution of the Monasteries belonged to Langley Abbey, and sold two years later to George Proctor to enable Berney to repay his debts. In 1744, the estate was inherited by Sir William Beauchamp who, in compliance with his uncle's will, changed his name to Beauchamp-Proctor. The family later changed their name Proctor-Beauchamp.
Matthew Brettingham performed the principal design of Langley Hall, with a design that was very much in the Palladian style of nearby Holkham Hall, though much smaller: a large principal central block linked to two flanking secondary wings by short corridors. It was later enlarged with the addition of corner turrets by George Proctor and wings by Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, and addition of a Doric Portico in the 19th century. The interior of the Hall boasts fine plaster decorations in the library attributed to the court sculptor of Frederick V of Denmark, Charles Stanley. The fine ceiling in the ladies' boudoir, on 'Music and Entertainment', was painted by Andieu de Clermont prior to his return to France in 1755.
Langley Hall is now occupied by Langley School, an independent boarding and day school founded in 1910.
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