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Listed Building record MDR10808 - Sheffield House, High Street, Ticknall

Type and Period (2)

  • (Victorian - 1840 AD? to 1850 AD?)
  • (Former Type) (Victorian - 1840 AD? to 1850 AD?)

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Full Description

Sheffield House is a brick house painted white on the front, standing right up to the pavement on the east side of the street, with the family name SHEFFIELD in big capitals on a cartouche on the parapet. The name suggests that this was among the first owner-occupied houses in what was effectively an estate village. The house appears to have been built in the 1840s as a house and shop. A kitchen with storage space above was added within 20 years, suggesting that the shop was successful. It is now a private house. (1) Stone arched spring well housing without complementary horse trough. Alcove is partially covered by a tap from the 1913 Sir Vauncey Harpur-Crewe scheme to modernise Ticknall’s water system. A number of stand pipes gravity fed from a reservoir and served by a wind pump were commissioned, supplied by Glenfield & Kenny Ltd. The water was mainly sourced from a stream in the fields west of Spring Cottage. To tap this source, a substantial pump was sunk in the area close by in 1914, though there was a delay to the implementation of the scheme as the carter employed to transport he equipment from Melbourne was called up on the outbreak of World War I. The fountains or pumps used to distribute the water across Ticknall were shaped as lion motifs, with the spout emerging from the lion’s mouth. Footings of the windpump can also be seen today along with the original well, still in situ. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Hutton, B. Derby Buildings Record. DBR 169, 12th October 1994.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society. 2002. 'From Tichenhalle to Ticknall, Sir Vauncey's Water System', Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society, 2002.



Grid reference Centred SK 35034 23736 (13m by 12m)

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Record last edited

Jan 28 2024 5:32PM

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