Building record MDR5249 - Silkstone Farmhouse, Stone Road, Coal Aston

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval to Stuart - 1066 AD to 1650 AD)
  • (Elizabethan to Stuart - 1600 AD to 1650 AD)

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SK 361 796 Silkstone Farm, Cruck Building. Silkstone Farm, Stone Road, Coal Aston, has one raised cruck with collar and saddle. The cruck is a vestigial component of a now demolished wing. (1-4) Two storeys, with rubble mullioned windows and a stone slate roof. The cruck of the earlier building is to the rear. The barns have been converted into two residential buildings. (5) A grade II listed house dating to the early 17th century, with alterations in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is built of coursed coal measures sandstone with quoins, and has coped gables with moulded kneelers and ashlar ridge stacks, together with a square brick stack to the rear slope. The roof is of Welsh slate with stone slated eaves. The north elevation is of two storeys, three bays, and has an off-centre doorway with chamfered quoined surround and lintel, with a six-panel door within. To the east there is a low three-light recessed chamfer mullioned window, and to the west are former flush mullioned windows, but now with 20th century casements. The most westerly opening is further altered, with a deep lintel and no jambs. The rear elevation has two three-light flush mullioned windows; one is partially blocked. To the west, the stump of a gabled linking range that formerly occupied the frontage to Stone Road can be seen; now with an exposed cruck truss with a collar beam and yoke. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Index: NDAT 0783.
  • <2> Index: NDAT 3121.
  • <3> Photograph: Photograph Collection, Conservation & Design section, Derbyshire County Council. HER Images (digital) & HER Parish Files (paper).
  • <4> Article in serial: Marston, F. 1967. 'Cruck frames of Derbyshire; an interim report', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 87, pp 117-122.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Anon. Personal communication. P. Staunton: 4.4.1994.
  • <6> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE no: 1370020.



Grid reference Centred SK 362 794 (15m by 8m) (Centre)

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Nov 30 2020 10:41AM

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