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Listed Building record MDR10835 - Nos. 1-3 Scarcliffe Lanes, Old Hall, Langwith

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  • (Elizabethan to 21st Century - 1600 AD? to 2050 AD)

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Nos. 1-3 Scarcliffe Lanes, Old Hall, Langwith, a mid-17th century building. 'This is a stone house of two storeys and attics, built to an L-shaped plan in the 17th century. It is believed to have been built as a manor house in 1632, although a date about 1680 looks more likely. It is not known when it was divided into three dwellings; it seems unlikely that the interior was initially divided, although there may have been some degree of separation. In the 1960s No. 1 was irreparably damaged when the owner ripped out the whole first floor because it sagged, enlarged all the windows, destroyed the front doorcase and enlarged its opening.' (1) A building survey has been carried out by Derbyshire Archaeological Society (EDR2180), however, no early deeds or other muniments survive. First mention of the Old Hall around 1670. Part of the estate on which the Old Hall stands was sold to James Brownes (Mansfield tobacco manufacturer) as mentioned in a 1857 conveyance. The earliest deed was scheduled in 1857, which was a conveyance of 1726 between Humphrey Clayton, Hannah Hislop and Joseph Briggs. The estate remained in the Briggs familiy until 1782 when Francis Briggs left it to her daughter Elizabeth, who died alone in 1796 with no will. The Old Hall remained in dispute between various families, benefactors and executors, where by 1850 there appear to have been vaiours claimants to the estate- Joseph Briggs (the last recorded Briggs family member in the early 1800s in a dispute with either the Smith Wright family or the Mackenzie family). (2) From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 56 NW PARISH OF SCARCLIFFE SCARCLIFFE LANES, UPPER 8/150 LANGWITH 8.7.66 (North Side) Nos 1-3 The Old Hall GV II Small country house, now divided into three houses. Early C17. Coursed squared sandstone with sandstone dressings. Stone slate roof with one ridge stack and stone coped gables with moulded kneelers. Two storeys and attics. L-plan. Principal elevation of two plus three bays. The three bay part faces east. The ground floor has a 4-light and two 3-light recessed and chamfered mullion windows. Between them are two similar C18 doorways, with moulded architraves and bracketted segmental pediments. Panelled doors. The first floor has three 3-light recessed and chamfered mullion windows. Three similar 2-light windows above again, in gabled dormers. The return elevation faces north and has two bays of huge C20 windows to ground and first floor. Two gabled dormers above with 2-light recessed and chamfered mullion windows. The interior of number 2 has an impressive early C17 open-well staircase. Closed string, with heavy turned balusters, heavily moulded handrail and square newel posts with moulded finials and pendants. Listing NGR: SK5208569771.' (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Hutton, B. Derby Buildings Record. DBR 194, 24th November 1995.
  • <2> Article in serial: Hutton, B & Riden, P. 2012. 'The Old Hall, Scarcliffe Lanes', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol 132, pages 188-207.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 52085 69771 (point)

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  • EDR2180

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Record last edited

Jan 16 2024 5:47PM

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