(SK 40044260) Morley Manor (NAT). (1)
Morley Manor was originally built as a house in 1900 by George Bodley, for Mrs Sacheverell Bateman in a Neo-Tudor style, now converted into a children's home. It is built from sandstone ashlar to the main facades with rendered stone elsewhere and sandstone dressings. The roof is simulated Cotswold slate with moulded stone copings to the gables and parapets, the gables have ball or steeple eaves and ridge finials, also tall stone ridge stacks with moulded cornices, and decorated lead gutters. It consists of two storeys with irregular fenestration and is U shaped in plan with a gated courtyard between the ranges to the south end. The main elevation has a gabled two storey porch to the north with embattled bay windows to either side, each with a gable set back above. The porch has a moulded four-centred arched doorcase with dripmould, flanked by tall pilasters with steeple finials and with an elaborately carved stone coat of arms above. Inside the porch is a simple four-centred arched doorcase with studded wooden door. The south elevation has central square gatepiers topped by ball finials with iron railings and gates between the two ranges. Inside there is good Tudor style panelling a staircase and fireplace in the hall and the adjoining room to the south has the only remaining plasterwork ceiling. There are several four-centred arched fireplaces in other rooms and one in the southern room with a carved overmantle possibly incorporates original Tudor pieces. In the southern bedroom is a small 'Bolsover Castle' style fireplace with hood. The doors are mostly with Tudor style panelling. (2)
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1981. OS 1:10000.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109106.
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Centred SK 4002 4260 (38m by 31m) (Centre)
SMALLEY, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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