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Listed Building record MDR10872 - Hilltop Farm, Ball Hill, South Normanton

Type and Period (4)

  • (Elizabethan to 21st Century - 1600 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • (Elizabethan to 21st Century - 1600 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • (Elizabethan to Victorian - 1600 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • (Elizabethan to Victorian - 1600 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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Hilltop Farm, Ball Hill, South Normanton, originally a 17th century or earlier complex . 'Two-storey brick and stone house, T-shaped on plan. The oldest part of the house is the stone-walled part, incorporating a fragmentary cruck couple with the stud and plank partition built into it. The date would be before the middle of the 17th century, possibly before 1600. The house is believed to have burnt down about 1670, and it was then remodelled and rebuilt. About 1840 the north front of the house was regularised and the eaves probably raised.' (1) 'Barn and dairy outbuildings attached to multi-phase vernacular house covering 17th-20th centuries. Currently (2008) vacant. Separate ownership from multi-phase house. Recent significant deterioration. Urgent works discussion with owner.' (2) From the National Heritage List for England: 'This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 24 January 2023 to amend a typo in the description and to reformat the text to current standards SK 45 NE 1261/13/10008 SOUTH NORMANTON BALL HILL Hilltop Farmhouse II House, formerly farmhouse. C17 or earlier, extended and altered late C17, and refronted and further extended c. 1840. Coal measures sandstone and red brick, possibly replacing timber-framing in the rear wing, and with lined-out render to parts of rear elevation. Ridge and gable brick chimneys, and a plain tile roof covering. PLAN; irregular T~plan, with early range to south, and refronted range to north. FRONT (north) ELEVATION: Two storeys, four bays with off-centre doorway with four-panel door beneath rectangular overlight with margin glazing. Flanking the doorway are stacked glazing bar sash windows, eight over eight panes, with projecting stone cills beneath painted wedge lintels. Six over six pane sash above doorway. Service bay to west end. SIDE (east) ELEVATION: rendered facade, with wing extending eastwards to the right. C20 porch enclosed doorway with C18 two-panel door within pegged frame. Truncated stack to south gable, with six-pane casement to first floor on stack line. Stacked windows to right of porch with C20 joinery, and similar arrangement to east end bay of wing. GARDEN (east) ELEVATION: doorway at junction of rear range and service bay of frontage range. Above, two-light horizontal sliding sash window, each light of eight panes. To the right of the doorway, stacked two-light horizontal sashes, eight-pane lights above, six-pane lights below. INTERIOR: rear range with two rooms divided by a passage, originally by a cruck truss, with plank and muntin partition. This now forms part of the south wall of the north room. Within the south room, a spine beam with C17 chamfer stops extends from the south wall to the cruck-framed wall. The cast cruck blade has been cut back from floor level to just below ceiling level. North room with two ceiling beams and exposed joists, built-in cupboard to south-west corner, and two-panel framed and boarded door on iron strap hinges. Deep hearth with C20 inserted stove at north end, with baffle to east side. Frontage range incorporates former wing, the east room of which has a spine beam with elaborate C17 chamfer stop. C19 added front rooms with panelled shutters to windows. C19 stick baluster stair within hallway probably partially formed from north end room of C17 house. A multi-phase vernacular house, altered and refronted in the early C19, but with substantial surviving fabric from all phases, and retaining clear evidence of the evolution of the present plan form. Listing NGR: SK4532956866' (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Hutton, B. Derby Buildings Record. DBR 234, 13th July 1999.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Bolsover District Council. 2008. Bolsover District Council Historic Environment Scheme 2008-2012.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 45327 56866 (point)

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Record last edited

Aug 7 2023 11:19AM

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