SK 1326 7638: WHESTON HALL Wheston Hall, the front mid-Georgian, had a recessed centre and 2-bay side wings. The left wing has been demolished. The rear appears like a 5-bay Georgian House. (1).
Wheston Hall, gate piers and boundary walls (formerly listed as Wheston Hall). Grade II listed farmhouse, formerly a country house dating from the mid 18th century, incorporating 17th century fragments and having been totally remodelled in the mid 20th century. It is built of coursed rubble limestone with gritstone dressings, projecting quoins, plain gables, intermediate and gable ridge stacks of stone, and concrete tiles to roof. The building is two storeys, with six bays and with an off-centre advanced bay with moulded cornice to parapet. History: the house was formerly an eight bay country house of three storeys, with a parapet and full height advanced stair towers to each side of the then central doorway. The two bays at either end projected beyond the staircase bays. [For full description see listed building record]. (3).
Large two-storey house and five stone-built outbuildings, two of two-storeys and one of one. There has been a complex sequence of building, demolition and replacement in the last half of the 19th and 20th century, illustrated by maps. Only the hall and the two-storey outbuildings are also shown on the 1821 map. The hall was radically altered in the 1970s after neglect and partial collapse in 1952 (4). Today, the ground plan is mainly retained. Prior to alteration, the house was of eight bays and three storeys, with a classical mid 18th century north-east front. The rear was partly 18th century in style but also had earlier features including mullioned windows, probably late 16th or more probably early 17th century in date. (5).
Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. p 351.
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Centred SK 1325 7637 (30m by 21m) (Centre)
WHESTON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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