Building record MDR15580 - Norman House, School Lane, Beeley

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House probably mid-17th century, and at one time occupied by the Norman family who were very prosperous in Beeley in the last half of the 17th century with an interest in lead smelting and agriculture. The property to the west of Norman House was once farm buildings. Remains of the horse gin can be seen in the grounds of the house as can the cheese press in what remains of the dairy. A fine 19th century hay barn also remains. (1) House, cottage and barn. 17th and 19th century. Coursed squared gritstone with gritstone dressings and quoins. Stone slate roofs with stone gable and ridge stacks and one blue brick stack. Coped gables and moulded kneelers to 17th century part, which also has first and second floor bands. One and a half and three storeys. North elevation. Three storey gabled part of two bays. The ground floor has two 2-light recessed and chamfered mullion windows. Two similar windows above and two similar above again, not symmetrically placed. Similar blind single light window in the gable. Hoodmoulds to the second floor windows, those below have continuous bands. Group of stone slabs in front of one of the ground floor windows, probably to keep animals from the window. Lower wing to the east set back, but with a lean-to outshut in the angle. The cottage has a doorway with ashlar jambs and lintel, and half glazed door. To the left a glazing bar sash in ashlar surround. Similar but smaller window to right beneath the eaves. Two gabled half dormers above with glazing bar sashes. Drystone wall of squared blocks enclosing the front garden. To the east a lower range has a doorway with massive quoins and lintel and studded plank door. To the right a small square opening, low down, with plank shutter. Barn to east projects and has coped gables with moulded kneelers. 19th century cart entrance with stone lintel. Garden elevation has to gabled bay a 4-light recessed and chamfered mullion window to ground floor, with similar 3-light above and above again. 19th century wing to west has a gabled dormer with segmental pointed arched window. Stone winder stair has short balustrade with large splat balusters. Oak doors. (2)

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  • <1> Unpublished document: Vernacular Architecture Group. 1978. Vernacular Architecture Group, Spring Conference, 1978, Matlock, Derbyshire.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference Centred SK 2664 6753 (22m by 21m)

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Feb 13 2017 3:20PM

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