A Grade II listed, early 18th century house (a lost pump head is said to have been dated 1724), possibly by Francis Smith of Warwick, altered in the early 19th century. Built of gritstone ashlar, the roof hidden behind coped parapets with acroteria at the corners and with a chamfered stone plinth, the house has three plus three bays with a moulded cornice, a blocking course and rusticated angle pilasters. The left-hand three bays are set back and have a doorway with a moulded stone surround, a 19th century panelled door, and a window with moulded architrave, both enclosed within a 20th century porch. To the left are two single-bar sash-windows in moulded architraves, with three similar windows above. The right-hand three bays have to the ground floor three glazing-bar sash-windows in moulded architraves, with three similar windows above and three similar but smaller windows above again. Inside there is an open-string staircase around a square well that rises through the three storeys, with carved tread ends and two widely spaced turned balusters per tread, alternately with turned and barley-sugar balusters; and a wreathed and slightly ramped handrail. There are 19th century marble chimneypieces in the upper rooms. (1)
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE No. 1109119.
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DUFFIELD, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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