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Listed Building record MDR11253 - The Leylands, Darley Abbey, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian - 1810 AD to 1820 AD)

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In 1789, Robert Newton of Mickleover and Norton died 'Immensely rich and an old bachelor' leaving the Leapers, Derby bankers and tanners as his heirs. John Newton took the surname and arms of Newton, and in the second decade of the nineteenth century built a pretty Regency Villa, the Leylands, on the border between Derby and Darley Abbey to the designs of his youngest brother, Alderman Richard Leaper (1759-1838): an amateur architect of some distinction, tanner, and four-times Mayor of Derby. (1) Eborn House was originally called Leylands House. It was built circa 1840 and from engraved stucco. It is 2 storeys high, the centre slightly projects and there are plain pilasters to all angles. There are 5 sash windows, stone Ionic columns in antis, a divided door flanked by rushes, an eaves cornice and a blocking course. There is a 2-storeyed wing which is set back on the left-hand side with 2 sash windows (one- tripartite) and hipped slate roof. (2) Building designed by Richard Leaper; aristocratic amateur architect. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 1991. The Derbyshire Country House. p 144.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1215903.
  • <3> Article in serial: Craven M. 2013. 'Great Taste and Much Experience in Building: Richard Leaper, Amateur Architect', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 133, pages 189-212.



Grid reference Centred SK 34206 37909 (39m by 75m) (2 map features)

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Feb 2 2024 4:36PM

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