Snitterton Hall has been described as 'A gem of an Elizabethan house'. (1)
The Hall, an Elizabethan small mansion in pristine condition, is a Grade I listed building of late 16th century date. (2)
Snitterton Hall is a unspoilt 16th century building with later additions on its north front. It is an excellent example of the local architecture for that period and is in a good state of preservation. G.P. AO/62/85/4 and 5 show the south and south east aspects respectively. (3)
The hall has a symmetrical front, embattled and gabled. There are 4- and 6-light mullioned and transomed windows and an asymmetrically placed doorway. There is a small formal garden in the front. The garden wall, with an arched door, was flanked by two pavillions; only the left one remains. The pitch roof was lowered and the interior altered in 1747. There are 18th century rainwater heads. (4-5)
Photographic record. (6-7)
From the National Heritage List for England:
'1. SNITTERTON 1390 Snitterton Hall SK 26 SE 10/54 22.6.50.
2. Late C16. An Elizabethan small mansion in pristine condition. Ashlar; 2 storeys and attics. E-shaped on plan. The central block is embattled and has 2 4-light and 1 12-light mullioned transomed windows; entrance porch of early Renaissance type with Ionic fluted shafts flanking a 4-centred arch and supporting a moulded cornice with enriched panel; advanced gabled wings at sides with fenestration as above and with an 8-light window in each gable; moulded bands overall; C18 rainwater-head; old stone tiles. Contains a stone 4-centred arched fireplace and some restored panelling.
Listing NGR: SK2784760341.' (8)
Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1953. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, 1st edition. p 215.
Bibliographic reference: M.H.L.G. Prov. list of Bldgs. 1390/11/A, Dec.1948,p.8-9.
Personal Observation: F1 RL 16-NOV-62.
Article in serial: Oswald, A (Country Life). 1961. 'Snitterton Hall', Country Life. Part 1, pp 178-181; Part 2, pp 228-231. Volume 8. p. 228: A. Oswald..
Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1493.
Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 1990:421.9A - 34A, 423.29A-35A.
Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 1990: 12718.1-22.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1248141.
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