Building record MDR4555 - Wardwick Tavern, Wardwick, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Stuart to Georgian - 1700 AD? to 1740 AD?)

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The Wardwick Tavern was built in the early 18th century from red brick (formerly painted). It is 3 storeys high with 7 sash windows with flat brick arches and fluted stone keyblocks. There are 5 ground storey windows with modern glazing, each with a small pediment. The doorway has a stone architrave with segmental stone hood on moulded brackets and a modern inset door. There is a small moulded stone eaves cornice and panelled brick parapet with stone coping. The coach entrance on right-hand side has a timbered ceiling through the building. One upper room has a good panelled ceiling. (1) The Wardwick Tavern is a building of c.1740, it is quite a subtle design in which a non-existant order is implied by projecting sections of the parapet between the windows, it has probably always been an inn. (2) Allsopp's House, now The Wardwick Tavern in Wardwick, was built c.1708. It sports a very subtle brick fa├žade. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1229898.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. p 180.
  • <3> Article in serial: Craven, M. 2007. 'Surviving Georgian Derby', Derby Civic Society Newsletter. No. 85, pp 36-39. p 37.



Grid reference Centred SK 3509 3620 (16m by 27m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Nov 16 2017 10:28AM

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