An outbuilding to the west of Sutton Scarsdale Hall is of 17th century date. (1) The Old Priory, at SK 4412 6893, is a rectangular, two-storied building with end-gables and a central gabled hip. It is built of irregularly-coursed stone with worked quoins and mullioned windows, the majority modern but those at the south end have drip-courses over them. It is a conversion of a 17th century outbuilding, formerly a brewhouse. (2)
House. Early 17th century, but with the interior remodelled in the 1920s. Coursed rubble sandstone with sandstone dressings. Stone slate roof with stone coped gables and kneelers. Interior with massive chamfered beams, measuring 24 inches in depth by 20 inches. The term 'priory' is a misnomer; the house must have been connected with the 17th century Sutton Scarsdale Hall [see SMR 13405]. (3)
The building known as the Old Priory has no religious association but was part of the manorial complex at Sutton Scarsdale. The surviving evidence indicates that it was originally seven (roof) bays in length, of stone construction, and probably dated to the mid 16th century. It is possible that it was originally a barn. In the early 17th century it was converted into a two-storeyed lodging range with attics and extended by a single bay on the north. In the early 20th century the northern five bays were converted into a house while the southern three bays formed a garage. During the 1970s the three southern bays were converted into a restaurant. (4)
Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1953. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, 1st edition. p 229.
Personal Observation: F1 WW 18-NOV-59.
Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1839.
Unpublished document: RCHME (Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England). 1992. Historic Building Report, The Old Priory, Sutton Scarsdale, Sutton Cum Duckmanton, Derbyshire. SMR Doc. No. 687.
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SUTTON CUM DUCKMANTON, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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