SK 34 SW PARISH OF WESTON UNDERWOOD KEDLESTON ROAD 3/111 (North Side) Ireton Farmhouse and 13.2.67 attached outbuildings (formerly listed as Ireton Farmhouse) GV II Farmhouse and attached stabling and cowsheds. Built c1813-15 and possibly based on a design by Robert Adam of c1760. Red brick, partly rendered and painted. Plain tile and Welsh slate roofs, mostly hipped. Stone coped gable with plain kneelers to west end of north range. One brick ridge stack and one gable stack. Dentil eaves cornice. One and two storeys. L-plan. North block consists of two attached parallel ranges, with the farmhouse in the east part. The rear range is taller, and probably pre-dates the inner range. The inner range is rendered and painted, and with a Welsh slate hipped roof. South elevation of 2-5-5 bays, the middle five bays pedimented. The bays divided by pilaster strips. The ground floor has an even rhythm of round arched doorways and windows, the windows slightly recessed so as to keep the impression of a continuous arcade. Casement windows and plank doors. Twelve oval windows above, mostly blind. The north elevation has round-arched doorways and windows to the ground floor and segment headed windows, and mostly 2-light windows above, beneath the eaves. The farmhouse occupies the three bays at the east end. The west range has a centre three-bay block and single bay pavilions, linked by lower ranges. The centre range has to west and east three giant round arches with a continuous stone impost band and brick dentil cornice. Blind circular windows in the two inner spandrels. Within each blind arch are two tiers of openings with plank double doors. West side has two windows. End pavilions with pyramid roofs have similar architectural treatment. The northern pavilion has an open cart entrance and a square turret with weather vane. Linking ranges have to west two windows each, and various openings to east, slightly altered and abutted by C20 farm buildings. Square turret on the range to south.
Source: Unpublished information from Mr Leslie Harris, Kedleston Archives.
Listing NGR: SK3132941601.