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Listed Building: CROMFORD COURT (1272275)

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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 668, 2, 10008
Date assigned Friday, February 19, 1993
Date last amended


The following building shall be added-: MATLOCK BATH DERBY ROAD SK 2957 Cromford Court 668/2/10008 II House, now Study Centre. Dated 1901. Restored 1980-90. Built for J.T.W Lawton the manager at Masson Mills. Ashlar, rendered brick and timber framed, plain tile roof with overhanging eaves and ornate barge boards. 12 rendered chimney stacks with diagonal terracotta tops and terracotta tracery. Deep chamfered plinth, moulded first floor band, ashlar ground floor. 2 storey plus attics. Casement windows throughout. Main east front, has projecting central section with 2 canted bay windows flanking a single cross mullion window under a segmental arch. Above a 3 light window flanked by shallow canted bay window all with cross casements. Above 2 4-light windows with 2 smaller windows between to the left a projecting octagonal turret with 2-light casement and a copper spire. To the left a 2 window section with cross mullion windows and above 3-light cross casements, then a 5-light dormer. Beyond a tall gabled canted ashlar bay window with 5-light cross mullion windows on each floor. A single window beyond with a cross casement on each floor and above an enlarged dormer window. Set back to the right a 3 window wing with a central projecting ashlar bay, square at the ground floor with a 2 storey canted ariel above. Nor th front, has central doorway with stepped ashlar hood, and above a large 3 light cross mullion window in shallow pointed arch. To the right a 2 storey canted bay window. Above various irregular casement windows one in a timber framed gable. South front has a off-centre entrance with 2 arches fine ashlar column between, to the right a 4-light window and to the left a 2 and a 3- light similar window. Above an inserted fire escape window, flanked by cross casements, and to the left a 3-light cross casement. Above 4 irregular casements in 2 projecting gables. West entrance front, has projecting entrance with double panel doors, a projecting hood and above a tall 4-light stair window with tracery. To the right a large segment headed 6-light window with tracery. To the left an entrance archway set at right angles with a moulded pointed arch and decorative blind tracery above with blank shields. INTERIOR. Dining room has dado panelling door surrounds and a good quality wooden fire surround. Entrance hall has panelling and ornate plaster coving, plus wooden staircase with "barley-sugar" turned balusters, and square panelled newels, with upper octagonal open landing with similar balusters. Upper landing now "floored in" has glazed "top-light" with stained glass. Main reception room has ornate plaster ceiling with Adam-style panels. Former billiard room has fine ashlar fire surround with columns and carved capitals. Listing NGR: SK2928457278

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Grid reference SK 29284 57278 (point)
Map sheet SK25NE

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Nov 26 2008 12:07PM

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