'Site of Darley Hall' is marked at SK 27766327 on the 1st ed. 25" OS map of c. 1880. (1)
The site of the old mansion called Nether-hall or Whitwell-hall, was purchased about 1790 by Richard Arkwright who, in 1796, took down the old mansion, of late years called Darley-hall, which by an agreement between John de Derlegh and his mason, appears to have been erected about the year 1321, and built a new house at a short distance. (2)
A manuscript of c. 1700 in the British Library shows a hall, with features not inconsistent with a 14th century date, fronted by a castlellated wall and outbuildings. A note has been added stating that it is a view of Darley Hall alias Darley Nether Hall, pulled down about 1796. No extant remains of the Hall are evident. (3, 4)
Site is not to be confused with:
Darley Old Hall (site of), Churchtown, Darley Dale, (SMR9816)
Darley Hall, Park Lane, Two Dales, (SMR9877)
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Bibliographic reference: Lysons, D & Lysons, S. 1817. Magna Britannia, Volume 5: Derbyshire. p 98.
Unpublished document: c. 1700. Manuscript in the British Library: Plan of the sheep walks & view of the estate & manor house of Netherall, Darley, c.1700. No scale.. Add MSS 6687 folios 162,163.
Personal Observation: F1 FDC 02-MAR-66.
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Centred SK 2780 6325 (92m by 67m) (Centre)
DARLEY DALE, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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