A grade II listed farmhouse dating to the mid 18th century. It is built of red brick, with a plain tile hipped roof and two brick stacks in the pitch of the roof. There is a first floor brick band, and it is two storeys high. The south-east elevation is symmetrical and of three broad bays. There is a central doorway with a gauged brick head and a six panelled door, flanked on each side by three-light wooden casement windows under gauged brick heads. The interior has a broad central corridor the full depth of the house, with a dogleg staircase at the end. It has brick vaulted cellars with a brick tunnel vaulted underground passage leading off. See list description for more details. (1)
it is presumed that prior to 1770 [when the 'new', now demolished, Doveridge Hall was built - see SMR 19104], the Cavendish family occupied the Old Hall. (2)
Woolley's remarks about 'a good old seat' occupied by William Cavendish refer presumably to the Old Hall. (3)
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE No: 1274527.
Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 1982. The Derbyshire Country House, Volume I. p. 30.
Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 2001. The Derbyshire Country House: 2. p. 267.
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SK 1170 3381 (point)
DOVERIDGE, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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