Building record MDR14228 - Netherseal Old Hall, Church Street, Netherseal

Type and Period (3)

  • (Stuart to Georgian - 1642 AD to 1751 AD)
  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD to 1850 AD)
  • (Stuart to Edwardian - 1700 AD to 1908 AD)

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Full Description

A grade II* listed house and attached outbuildings and garden walls. Built in 1642, the early 18th century and 1751, with 1853, late 19th century and 1908 additions and alterations. The early 18th century house is of ashlar with stone dressings on chamfered stone plinth, plus plain tile roof with moulded stone coped gables on plain kneelers, large external gable stack with brick pots, and coved eaves cornice. The mid 18th century part attached to the north is of red brick on blue brick plinth with brick and stone dressings, and has plain tile roof, hipped to the south end, with large brick ridge and gable stacks, plus dentilled eaves band. The 1908 wing, attached to the west of the mid 18th century wing, is of red brick with blue brick headers, on a blue brick plinth, and has stone dressings. It also has a plain tile roof with moulded stone coped gables, brick gable stacks and a stepped eaves band. The house is of two storeys plus attics with an irregular plan. The three bay early 18th century part to the south has a moulded, shouldered and chamfered doorcase with a moulded cornice and pulvinated frieze, topped by a later raised stone, inscribed 'E J 1751'. Above a window to the south is a stone inscribed 'I M M 1642'. Attached to the north, the mid 18th century part has a two storey canted bay addition of 1853 to the southern end. This has a moulded first floor stone band inscribed 'Every house is builded by some man, but he that buildeth all things is God' and a moulded stone cornice inscribed 'H H 1853', with brick parapets over. Attached to the west of the 1908 wing are various early 18th and early 19th century brick outbuildings and attached to either side of these are the early 18th century red brick garden walls with vitrified headers and chamfered stone copings. To the north end of the northern wall is a small gabled early 18th century garden pavilion with diaper work to the back wall and to south corner of the southern wall is an arched stone doorcase. The southern wall runs for about 140 metres to east and has two sets of stone gate piers with segmental coping stones, one dated 1868 and the other dated 1908. The interior of the house has one complete early 18th century panelled room with original fireplace, cornice and painting in the overmantle, which depicts the present house and garden as it was then. There are also several mid 18th century panelled rooms, including the drawing room, which has inset wall cupboards with mirrored backs and open scalloped shelves, and a re-set 17th century splat baluster staircase. The other rooms were mostly refashioned in early 20th century, the dining room has 19th century linenfold panelling from Drakelow Hall and the main staircase is a 17th century style Edwardian staircase. The mid 18th century open well staircase near the kitchen has been much altered. At the base is a re-set early 18th century panelled door, which has an 18th century painting on the back. See listing description for more details. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE no: 1096414.



Grid reference Centred SK 2896 1289 (39m by 41m)

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Jun 27 2019 4:01PM

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