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Listed Building record MDR4317 - Foremark Hall, Foremark

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"Foremark, the seat of Sir Francis Burdett, Bart, is pleasantly situated on the southern bank of the Trent. The mansion was erected, about forty years ago, [ie c. 1762] by the late Sir Robert Burdett, upon the site of a very ancient house; but neither so elegant, nor commodious as the present. This is a handsome stone building, with a portico projecting from the north front, which is otherwise uniform with the south, and, like that, consists of a square centre, flanked with bows, terminating in dome roofs, which have a peculiar, but somewhat heavy appearance. Each front has a handsome double flight of steps … The internal, as well as the external, part of this building is very neatly finished, and reflects considerable credit on the abilities of the architect…". (1) Foremark Hall, a large Classical mansion of Palladian style, was built in 1759-61 for Sir Robert Burdett. The architect was David Hiorns of Warwick. The house is two storeys high with a basement, and seven bays wide plus broad canted bays with cupolas at the angles. The garden front has a giant detached portico with Ionic columns. Grade 2*. (2-3) Foremark Hall. Country house, now a school. Early 18th century, extensively altered and enlarged in 1759-61 by David Hiorns. The contractor was probably Joseph Pickford. Grade I. (4)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Britten, J & Brayley, E. 1802. Beauties of England and Wales. Vol. III. p 399.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. p217.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: DOE (HHR) Repton RD Derby Oct 1960 15.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: DOE Listed Bldgs. Dist of South Derbyshire. Derby 24 Oct 1986 23-4.



Grid reference Centred SK 332 265 (66m by 29m) Centre

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Jan 26 2024 11:53PM

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