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Listed Building record MDR5226 - Unstone Manor House, Unstone

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1471 AD to 1900 AD)

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SK 3695 7733. Manor House [T.I.]. (1) 'Manor Farm. Just NW [should be S as railway lies NW - SE] of the railway bridge at the Dronfield end of Unstone: L-shaped gabled manor house of 1663. The windows are mullioned, also mullioned and transomed, and under hood moulds. The door surround was apparently altered in the 18th century. The inscription is quite legible but also quite incomprehensible.' (2) Unstone Hall - an L-shaped manor house. Short description and illustration given. [AO/60/128/3]. (3) 'Unstone Hall, or Manor House ... is a venerable structure, the oldest part of which dates from 1471, and the latter part from the 17th century.' (4) The Hall exterior is uniform 17th century. (5) Unstone Manor House. Grade II*. (6, 7) Unstone Manor House is a vernacular building of 1653. (8) Unstone Manor House is grade II* listed and dates to 1630, with 18th century alterations. It is built of coursed squared rubble coal measures sandstone rising from a shallow chamfered plinth, with ashlar dressings, quoins and coped gables with moulded kneelers. It also has intermediate and end ashlar ridge stacks, with diagonally set chimneys with moulded caps. The roofs are stone slated, some with stone slated valleys. It is an L-plan house. See list description for more details. (9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Map: 1914-45. OS 6" 1914-45.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1953. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, 1st edition. p. 238.
  • <3> Article in serial: Chapman, E. The Manor House of North Derby.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p. 231.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: F1 FRH 23-NOV-65.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: DOE (HHR) Dronfield UD Derby April 1960 30.
  • <7> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index1998. 1998.
  • <8> Index: Evans, R. 1976. Some dated vernacular buildings in Derbyshire.
  • <9> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE no: 1335126.



Grid reference Centred SK 3694 7737 (21m by 21m) Centre

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  • EDR1331

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Jan 26 2024 7:44PM

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