Listed Building: DUFFIELD HALL, TOWN STREET (1158301)

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Grade II*
Authority English Heritage
Volume/Map/Item 1039, 7, 32
Date assigned Monday, February 13, 1967
Date last amended

Description

Country house, now offices. c1640 altered in C18, restored and altered in 1871, renovated 1975-8 by George Grey & Partners for the Derbyshire Building Society. Sandstone ashlar, plain tile roof with four tall stone stacks with three diamond plan shafts, a similar stack with two shafts and a plain stack to rear. Moulded stone coped gables with plain kneelers and moulded finials. Chamfered plinth, moulded first and second floor and attic bands. Three storeys. East elevation of five gabled bays. Three bays to left have central C19 stone porch with Tudor arch with carved spandrels and a parapet with frieze of quatrefoils and coat of arms. To the left a recessed and chamfered cross window and a large polygonal bay, each bay with a cross window, divided by low buttresses like those of the porch. Parapet with quatrefoil frieze. To the right are three cross windows, a single light window with a transom, and in the projecting two bays to the right are four cross windows. The first floor has eight cross windows and a single light transomed window. The three gabled bays to the left have three cross windows in the gables and three keyed oval windows above. The two right hand bays have two keyed oval vents in the gables. Similar fenestration to south. Irregular fenestration to west with 2, 3 and 4-light mullioned windows, some blocked, and a blocked 3-light window with a transom. Interior: Entrance hall with C17 style panelling and a segmental-arched screen of three bays. Bolection moulded stone chimneypiece. Room to the right with late C16 staggered panelling, moulded cornice, and a chimneypiece with frieze and tapering fluted pilasters. Room to the left with early C18 style panelling, possibly re-used. Panelled staircase hall. Main staircase around an open well. Closed stringwith twisted balusters and heavy moulded handrail. Two marble bolection moulded chimneypieces to first floor. Late C16 back staircase from first to second floor with pierced splat balusters. Stud partition. C19 cantilevered stone service stair with iron stick balusters. Single curving flight with wreathed handrail.

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Location

Grid reference SK 34529 43014 (point)
Map sheet SK34SW
Civil Parish DUFFIELD, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE

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Jan 27 2014 12:21PM

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