Gentleman Jack Filming in York

York and North Yorkshire’s diverse landscapes and natural beauty have attracted artists for hundreds of years but more recently it has fascinated film and TV makers. The city has recently taken centre stage in the hit BBC drama Gentleman Jack, due to its central role within the story and its stunning backdrop providing perfect historical locations for the show.

Gentleman Jack follows one of the most iconic women of the 19th century – Anne Lister – who wrote diaries detailing her lesbian relationships and dealings with members of high society. She was seen as a trailblazer in her time, marrying a woman and living openly as a lesbian. Nicknamed Gentleman Jack due to her participation in traditionally ‘masculine’ activities. The drama explores Anne’s fascinating life, as well as her love affair and marriage to Ann Walker and multiple business ventures.

York Filming Locations

Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate

Holy Trinity Church Goodramgate Gentleman Jack BBC

Holy Trinity Church on Goodramgate famous for box pews, where the couple were said to have taken communion during a service. The event was hailed as the first Church of England blessing of same-sex marriage.

Fairfax House

Fairfax House Gentleman Jack BBC

This Georgian merchant’s townhouse is now a museum. The interior shots of Vere Cameron’s home in Gentleman Jack were filmed here.

Grays Court Hotel

Grays Court Gentleman Jack BBC

Grays Court is the oldest continuously occupied house in Britain – it was built in 1080 for the treasurer of York Minster. It’s now a hotel and restaurant. Used to film 1830s York street scenes.

More York Filming Locations

Other locations included Minster Yard, Deangate, Duncombe Place and various streets between Treasurer’s House and the Deanery next to York Minster.

Scene shot in Fairfax House - See Fairfax House with York Pass

Fairfax House Gentleman Jack

Ogleforth transformed for filming

York Streets transformed for Gentleman Jack

Gray's Court Entrance

Gentleman Jack Filming in York


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