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Building record MDR11390 - Home for Penitent Females, Bass Street, Derby

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Bass Street, former Home for Penitent Females. Designed for a charity by George Henry Sheffield (1844-1882) and built 1866-68. Subsequently long in local authority ownership, but extended fairly tactfully in 1993 as apartments. (1) Former ‘Home for Penitent Females’, built in 1866-68 to the designs of Derby architect George Henry Sheffield. Simplified neo-Gothic brick built building with stone dressings and contrasting sandstone banded semi-circular entrance arch. Built for a charity and then owned by the local authority, but converted to apartments and extended in 1993. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: 2007. 'Derby Civic Society Suggested Local List Additions', Derby Civic Society Newsletter. No. 85, pp 15-26. pp 15-16; p 42 for additional illustration.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Derby City Council. 2010. City of Derby Local List. p 51.



Grid reference Centred SK 33579 36750 (28m by 34m)

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Record last edited

Sep 22 2014 4:34PM

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