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. David Whitehead (A survey of Historic Parks & Gardens in Herefordshire, Hereford and Worcester Gardens Trust, 2001, page 240) notes Pevsner's comment and says he “should also have added that its setting is of a complementary quality, as precious as the house itself and more vulnerable”. 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. A record of past events can be seen here. For events in 2016 please see here. X-entricity Youth Theatre will give a performance in the house on 30 December. As Chairman of the Council of the London Bach Society, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year (see www.bachlive.co.uk), I am delighted that the LBS will have another recital here on 7 October 2017.
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