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Listed Building record MDR9829 - Leahurst, off Leashaw, Dethick, Lea and Holloway

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  • (Elizabethan to 21st Century - 1600 AD? to 2050 AD)

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Leahurst, off Leashaw, Dethick, Lea and Holloway, originally a 17th century building, enlarged in 1825. 'Small country house, dated 1825, when the building was considerably enlarged and refashioned, but 17th century in origin. Ashlar-built with stone mullioned windows. It has a broad gabled portion to the left, two storeys and an attic, and two mullioned windows. There is a date panel of 1825 with the initial 'N'. This was the home of the Nightingale family and remained so until 1946. Three contemporary lodges exist on the perimeter of the estate.' (1) 'Lea Hurst is a 17th century gabled house with irregular straight coped gables, low mullioned windows with modest hood moulds. A projecting porch, the full height of the house, two storeys and attics, has a centred arch. The house was enlarged in 1825, and the staircase inside is of similar date.' (2) From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 35 NW PARISH OF DETHICK, LEA AND HOLLOWAY LEASHAW (OFF) 1/76 25-9-51 Leahurst GV II Small Country House. Dated 1825, when the building was considerably enlarged and refashioned, but C17 in origin. Coursed squared rubble gritstone with ashlar dressings, coped gables with moulded kneelers and ball finials, intermediate and end ashlar ridge stacks, the one to the north-east of the entrance porch with clustered octagonal pots. Asymmetrical plan in imitation of the local C17 vernacular interdispersed with free Gothic detailing. Principal range of two storeys with attics, dominated by gabled projecting crosswings, and gabled dormers, generally with 2 and 3-light chamfer mullioned windows, beneath hoodmoulds or drips, but with some glazing bar sashes. North-west elevation with long two storey projection to north-east end, possibly the C17 part, with shallow projecting gable stack. To the south-west, a low gable with pointed traceried window, and then a broad two bay gable. Further to the south-west a gabled porch of two and a half storeys, with 2-light chamfer mullioned windows below stopped hoodmoulds above a four centred arched head to a moulded entrance doorway with half glazed double doors with Gothic glazing to apex. Above the door, a dated plaque inscribed N 1825. To the south-west of the porch, 3 single light openings with Gothic heads, and above, a 3-light mullioned window with segmental heads to lights below a flat head, and with heavy corbels to cills. Deep canted bay to end, single storey, with balustraded parapet. Garden elevation with broad projecting wing, also with canted two storey bay with ashlar crenellations to parapet. The house was the home of Florence Nightingale and her family. Listing NGR: SK3248856017.' (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 1/42.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 1982. The Derbyshire Country House, Volume I. 43, illust.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 32488 56017 (point)

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Record last edited

Jan 28 2023 1:25PM

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