Building record MDR16186 - The Ferns, No. 56, Town Street, Duffield

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian - 1756 AD to 1756 AD)

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Full Description

A Grade II listed house, said to have been built in 1756. Built of red brick with sandstone dressings, with a Welsh slate roof hidden behind a coped parapet and two brick roof-ridge chimney-stacks, the house has stone quoins, first and second floor stone sill bands, and a stone dentil eaves cornice. It has a three-storeyed house on a chamfered stone plinth, with a broad symmetrical three bay east elevation. The centre bay is advanced with quoins and a dentilled pediment, a venetian door with a moulded stone surround and a stepped keyblock. The raised and fielded panelled door has narrow side lights and a traceried fanlight, and is flanked on each side by glazing bar sash windows under channelled stone lintels with stepped keyblocks. To the left there is a doorway with a rusticated surround, a basket arch and a raised and fielded panelled door. The first floor has a central glazing bar sash window with moulded architrave and a stepped keyblock, flanked on each side by glazing bar sash windows under channelled stone lintels with stepped keyblocks. There are three similar but smaller windows above. The interior has a dogleg open string staircase with a ramped handrail and stick balusters; a segmental arch across the entrance hall before the staircase and a tall staircase window; and a chimneypiece with carved surround with another similar chimneypiece in an upstairs room. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE No. 1158291.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 3450 4319 (17m by 14m)
Civil Parish DUFFIELD, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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