The Savile family have lived in Yorkshire since the late middle ages. A branch of the family, later to become Earls of Mexborough in 1766, came to live at Methley, near Wakefield in 1588 and this estate remains a core part of the portfolio to this day.
Methley Hall near Leeds, was constructed in the 15thCentury and was remodelled several times. It was requisitioned by the army during both the first and second world wars, during which time it also became subject to significant mining subsidence and extensive dry rot.
The Hall was demolished in the late 1950s and the family moved to Arden Hall in North York Moors near Hawnby and Helmsley, which had been purchased in 1897 by the 6th Earl of Mexborough.
This remains the family’s home but land, property, forestry and farms are still managed in West Yorkshire.