Former stabling and orangery to the north of the site of Markeaton Hall, possibly on the site of earlier buildings shown on a plan of 1753. The Hall was rebuilt in 1755 so the outbuildings may date from that time. The surviving buildings are now a craft village. (1)
Buildings include a grade II listed conservatory, thought to be late 18th century, possibly designed by Joseph Pickford of Derby for the Mundy family. (2)
Mundy patronised Joseph Pickford to add a grand Jury Room to the Shire Hall during his shrieval year (1772) and also to build an orangery and stable block for Marketon Hall. This was almost certainly built as a replacement for the early Tudor outbuildings and to some extent was built on their foundations. The roof today comes down over the cornice as eaves, but was originally set behind a parapet. The central pediment was once crowned by a beautiful weather vane by Benjamin Yates which vanished around 1970. The north facing side was plainer, but with a central brick Diocletian window. The west range ran from the orangery five bays to yet another pavilion, and then north as a coach house with a central arch to reach the stables in the north court beyond. This last part was demolished by Derby Council in the 1950s, and the rest severely mauled. (3)
Unpublished document: Hurford, M (TPA). 2015. Markeaton Resortation Project, Markeaton Park, Derby: An Archaeological Excavation.
Bibliographic reference: Farnsworth, D. 2003. Along Long Lane. The Historical Legacy of a Derbyshire Landscape. p 23.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1230498.
Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 1991. The Derbyshire Country House. p 138.
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