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Building record MDR10446 - Old Vicarage School, Darley Abbey, Derby

Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) (Georgian to Mid 20th Century - 1820 AD? to 1950 AD?)
  • (Mid 20th Century to 21st Century - 1950 AD? to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two buildings are shown on the 1st ed. 25" OS of c.1880, set in gardens and marked 'Vicarage'. (1). By the end of the century, all but a small part of the building nearest to the road had gone, although the building set back from the road survived. (2) Late Victorian large detached former dwelling house, built in 1879, 2/3 storey, with a side stone entrance porch. Timber casement windows (double glazed replacement of the originals), slate covered pitched roof with decorative bargeboards with finials on gable ends. Front elevation has two projecting gables, one with a two storey stone canted bay windows. Many large modern extensions, including a timber conservatory on the front elevation, but all sympathetic to the design of the original core. Built as a vicarage for the Church of St. Matthew and used as a primary school since 1933. Stone plaque over entrance with Elizabeth Evans’ name. Elizabeth Evans (d. 1836) was Jedediah Strutt’s daughter and married William Evans, and after he died his brother Walter Evans, who endowed the Church of St. Matthew. Original outbuildings retained and converted for use by the school. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet L.5.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet L.5.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Derby City Council. 2010. City of Derby Local List. p 41.



Grid reference Centred SK 35086 39022 (69m by 63m)

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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