Welcome to the Langstone Court website
Langstone Court is a private home which has belonged to the Jones family since 1794, when my great great great grandfather, Revd Thomas Jones, bought it from the Gwillym family, who settled here in the reign of Elizabeth I. For more history, see here.
Described by Nikolaus Pevsner (The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Penguin Books 1963, p.238) as “The best house of its date and size in the county” and by Simon Jenkins (England's Thousand Best Houses, Allen Lane 2003, p.321) as a “place … in love with its landscape”, it is indeed a lovely house in a beautiful setting. More detail about the architecture is given here.
The house is open to the public 28 days a year and Langstone Court is affiliated to The Quiet Garden Movement (see Links). Opening hours for house and garden (for Quiet Garden purposes) are given below.
The house and grounds are also available for special events to raise funds for charity or to promote the arts. Last summer there was a London Bach Society recital on 6 June, open garden and house in aid of St Michael's Hospice Hereford on 20 June and performances of Peter Pan by X-entricity Youth Theatre on 14-16 August. Information about those events is still available in the archive here.
For events already planned in 2016 please see here.
Photos of X-entricity's performance of The Wind in the Willows in 2013 can be seen here.
Please get in touch if you have suggestions for events. My contact details are here.
Revd Richard Jones
House: 2nd Monday & Tuesday each month from January-December and 1st Monday & Tuesday in June, 11.00am-2.30pm, plus spring and summer bank holidays
Garden (as a Quiet Garden): 2nd Mondays & Tuesdays, April-September, 10.00am-6.00pm. See here for more information.
Admission to house and garden free, but donations invited for a local charity.
LOCATION - here