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Listed Building record MDR10899 - Thurleston Grange, Elvaston

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian - 1765 AD to 1765 AD)
  • (Former Type) (Victorian to Second World War - 1844 AD to 1945 AD?)
  • (Former Type) (Second World War to Mid 20th Century - 1945 AD? to 1965 AD)

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Full Description

This handsome Georgian house of brick with stone dressings stands well back from the A6 in its own grounds. The inscription on the bricks of "A F N MF 1765" provides a likely building date which accords well with the evidence form the structure of the house. The house consisted of the front range, then five bays, and a rear wing containing the kitchen with service rooms east of it. In the early 19th century a radical enlargement took place: a large reception room or ballroom was added behind the parlour, the dining room was enlarged to the west by one bay, a new brick skin was added all around the south and east walls, and a new kitchen and a back pantry were added behind the original. A possible date for these alterations is 1844, when the house became a rectory. Later in the 19th century two small rooms were built to the east side of the kitchens, leaving a flagged passage from the rear of the enlarged staircase hall out to the garden and privies; bedrooms were provided above. Cellars were also dug at this time at the north end of the wing. After the second world war the house was bought as a boys' boarding school, and was run as such until 1965; it is now a private house again. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Hutton, B. Derby Buildings Record. DBR 265, 17th March 2003.



Grid reference Centred SK 41394 31697 (18m by 28m)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2248

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Record last edited

Jan 26 2024 11:27PM

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