Building record MDR10788 - Hollies Farm, Swarkestone
Type and Period (3)
- OPEN HALL HOUSE (Tudor - 1500 AD? to 1550 AD?)
- FARMHOUSE (Stuart - 1690 AD? to 1710 AD?)
- TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Tudor - 1500 AD? to 1550 AD?)
- None recorded
This brick farmhouse lies near the bank of the River Trent, and was reached by a track from the main road a field away to the north until, in about 1936, the river was dredged and a lane made along the bank by putting stone chippings onto the dredgings. The house consists of a main north-south range with wings projecting from the middle of each side, and a dairy built on at the north end. There is a yard of buildings to the north. The main part of the house, the north-south range with back-to-back chimneys , looks as if it was built soon after 1700 as a west-facing brick house with internal timber partitioning. On the site of the present kitchen there was either an east wing or more probably an earlier timber hall of perhaps 1500-1550. The hall or east wing was rebuilt at the end of the 18th century, using 17th century panelling from elsewhere. The west dairy wing was built in the late 19th or early 20th century, and further alterations followed. (1)
- <1> SDR19784 Unpublished document: Hutton, B. Derby Buildings Record. DBR 151, 9th March 1994.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 37090 28558 (15m by 17m)|
|Civil Parish||SWARKESTONE, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Aug 21 2017 11:46AM