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Listed Building: St Elizabeth House (1471259)

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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Date assigned Friday, June 26, 2020
Date last amended Wednesday, November 4, 2020


'House, 1896 by Maurice Hunter; commissioned by George Herbert Strutt for John Hunter. MATERIALS: regularly-coursed squared gritstone and ashlar gritstone dressings; graded slate roofs. PLAN: two storeys with attic rooms and two-cell basement, rectangular in plan with an L-shaped extension to the north east. There are three axial stacks and a further stack to the front-left bay. EXTERIOR: the house is roughly orientated north-east to south-west with the principal front facing south-east. The principal front is of three bays defined by gables with kneelers and ball finials. On the ground floor, off-centre in the central bay is a square porch with balustrading above and timber-panelled door; the remainder of the ground floor bay protrudes and has a crenelated parapet. The left-hand bay has a stepped buttress rising to a corbel supporting a canted oriel window with decorative tracery panels and a crenelated parapet at first-floor level. The first floor windows have hood moulds and within the gable ends are triple-slots with a drip mould above. On the south-east elevation there is a crenulated canted bay-window at the ground floor, and an oriel of the same design to that on the main elevation to the first floor. Within the gable is a three-light window with mullions and transoms. The north-west elevation has a canted bay-window to the right and a square bay-window in the centre, both with crenelated parapets. Off-centre in the central bay at attic level is single gable with kneelers and a three-light window. To the left of the gable are two C20 rooflights. There is a single entrance with steps in the left-hand bay. The extension to the north-east steps down to two-storeys from the main building, and then to a single storey which has a later C20 uPVC conservatory attached to the south-east elevation (a structure is show here on historic OS maps). All windows to the main house have mullions and transoms, and have metal or timber casements (probably 1940s replacements) throughout. INTERIOR: the house is entered through the porch on the south-east elevation into a vestibule which is partitioned from the entrance hallway by a panelled oak screen with coloured patterned-glass panels and with a central door. There is a rooflight above the first part of the entrance hall which leads through an elliptical archway to the main hall from where all rooms on the ground floor can be accessed. The main feature of the hallway is the grand, open stair, constructed in oak with panelled spandrel framing (including an understairs cupboard). It has a curved, panelled quarter-landing at ground level, decoratively-carved newel posts with finials, a carved baluster, and egg-and-dart detailing. The principal rooms off the hallway were historically a dining room and drawing room. The dining room has a large north-west-facing bay window, and the south-west-facing windows in the drawing room are filled with stained glass depicting Saints (these probably date to the late 1940s). The main staircase leads to a gallery landing, with a large mullion-and-transom window with coloured glass including heraldic crests on the south-east side (overlooking the porch roof); this may be C19 in date. The landing has a moulded cornice, framed panels to the walls, and deep skirting boards. Off the landing are five rooms; and the attic storey, located on the north-west side of the house, has further rooms within the roofspace; these have recently (2020) been subdivided with stud walls. This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/11/2020 Sources Websites Belper Derbyshire: People: The Strutts - Biography, accessed 24/06/2020 from Houseladder sales particulars (nd) , accessed 25/06/2020 from Rightmove sales particulars (2016), accessed 25/06/2020 from The Guardian, Homes with stained glass, 19 April 2019 , accessed 24/06/2020 from The Guardian, The brothers who made a stand, 8 November 2008, accessed 24/06/2020 from Wikipedia: George Herbert Strutt, accessed 24/06/2020 from Wikipedia: Jedediah Strutt, accessed 24/06/2020 from Other Historic photographs and information supplied by applicant Historic photographs from the ‘Belper and Proud’ and ‘Historic Belper’ Facebook groups (June 2020) Ordnance Survey, Derbyshire (1900) (1:2500)'

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  • Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 34843 48339 (point)
Map sheet SK34NW

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Aug 30 2022 7:37PM

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