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Listed Building record MDR5900 - Butterley Hall, Coach Road, Ripley

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Late 20th Century - 1775 AD? to 1969 AD?)
  • (Late 20th Century to 21st Century - 1969 AD? to 2050 AD)

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Butterley Hall, Coach Road, Ripley, a late 18th century country house, now police headquarters. Butterley Hall was the capital mansion of the Horne family for some generations. William Horne died in 1747 at the supposed age of 102. The hall passed out of the family about 1790. (1) 'Butterley Hall was a manor and the property of Darley Abbey. There was undoubtedly a medieval house on the site, but the present structure was built in the mid-18th century by a member of the Horne family. The name Butterley Hall is retained. The building is now used as the head office of the Butterley Company. It is almost entirely modern.' (2) 'Butterley Hall is a stone-built Georgian building with modern additions to the north and east. No trace of a medieval house was seen.' (3) No change. (4) Butterley Hall is a most interesting and not unattractive house built or possibly rebuilt 1793-1800 on the site of a much earlier residence. It is of stone and brick and has a slate roof. The previous house and estate were leased to and later acquired by Edmund Horne (d. 1673), son of William of West Hallam who is said to have built the previous house, but in 1769 it was described as "a modern-built house" which suggests that the coal enriched Hornes must have replaced any earlier dwelling in the 20 or so years prior to that date. In 1790 the house was sold to Benjamin Outram, founder of the Butterley Company. In 1969 it was purchased by the County Police Authority.' (5) From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 45 SW 4/71 RIPLEY COACH ROAD (west side) Butterley Hall II House, now police headquarters. Late C18 with mid C19 additions. Pebble-dashed red brick with painted stone dressings and quoins. Slate roof with rendered end and axial stacks appearing half way down the pitch of the roof, also dentilled cornice. 2 storeys plus attics, 8 bays with lower 2 storey 8 bay addition to north. Garden elevation has off-centre canted stucco bay window with full height plain sashes and moulded cornice. To south 2 further full height plain sashes and to north 3 C20 glazed doors below plain overlights. Above 8 glazing bar sashes. Ground and first floor sashes all in plain stone surrounds. Above again 5 early C20 roof dormers with alternating triangular and semi-circular pediments, four to north with 2-light casements and that to south with 3-light casement. Addition with glazed doors to ground floor and glazing bar sashes above. Entrance to rear with large Tuscan columned porch. Interior has one room with C18 panelling and fireplace, possibly re-used from elsewhere. Ground to first floor staircase with iron balusters and wreathed handrail, first floor to attic staircase, C18 with vase shaped turned balusters. Home of Benjamin Outram, founder of the Butterley Company, also of Sir James Outram (1803-63) General who had noteworthy career in India. Listing NGR: SK4057051249.'

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Glover, S. 1833. History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby. 200.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 WW 27-JUL-59.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F2 WW 28-JUL-59.
  • <4> Personal Observation: F3 FRH 27-JUL-66.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 2001. The Derbyshire Country House: 2. 260.
  • <6> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 40570 51249 (point)

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Oct 30 2023 12:40PM

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