Building record MDR12175 - The Gardens, Shipley Lane, Shipley Country Park

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This house was built in 1882 for the Miller-Mundys of Shipley Hall (see SMR 25309). It is now being used as offices [1974]. It is built of red brick with stone dressings, and has quoins and bands. It also has a jettied timber frame first floor with diagonal brick nogging, and plaster infill to the top of the gables. It has steeply pitched red clay tile roofs with wide overhanging eaves and barge boarded gables. The brick ridge stacks have stone bands and a cornice, and raised vertical brick bands. It is of two storeys and is two bays by two bays. It is in the style of Nesfield and Norman Shaw. The west gable has a central plaster plaque with the crest of the Miller-Mundy family, and is dated 1882 and inscribed 'EMM'. Attached to the south is a lower gabled porch, which is open to the ground floor. It has a four-centred arch on octagonal piers and carved spandrels, and supports the upper room. The doorcase behind has a four-centred arched head and a plank door with elaborate hinges. The interior of the house has panelled doors and a stick baluster staircase. (1) Not far away from Home Farm quite a substantial house was built in 1880-2, somewhat in the style of Norman Shaw, but conceivably by someone like Watson Fothergill of Nottingham. (2)

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  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109144, UID Ref: 78822.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 2001. The Derbyshire Country House: 2. pp 192-5.



Grid reference Centred SK 4358 4421 (21m by 15m)

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Jan 23 2014 11:38AM

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