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The Retreat House

A Grade II Listed Building in Morley, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9638 / 52°57'49"N

Longitude: -1.4104 / 1°24'37"W

OS Eastings: 439696

OS Northings: 340881

OS Grid: SK396408

Mapcode National: GBR 6DK.47M

Mapcode Global: WHDGN.9RLQ

Entry Name: The Retreat House

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Last Amended: 6 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140416

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352287

Location: Morley, Erewash, Derbyshire, DE7

County: Derbyshire

District: Erewash

Civil Parish: Morley

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Morley St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

PARISH OF MORLEY CHURCH LANE
SK 34 SE
1/84 (North Side)
2.9.52 The Retreat House
(formerly listed as
The Rectory)
GV II

Rectory, now retreat house. Early C18, mid-C18 and early C19.
Red brick with minimal stone dressings. Plain tile roofs.
Brick gable stacks and a stack rising between two roofs. Dentil
eaves cornice and moulded stone eaves cornice. Double range
plan. Three storeys. Six bay south elevation. Symmetrical
five bays with additional bay to east. Central doorway with
moulded stone doorcase, with pulvinated frieze and bracketed
pediment. Half glazed door, flanked on each side by two glazing
bar sashes with small stone keyblocks. Plain brick stringcourse
linking the keyblocks. The first floor has a central round-
window with key and impost blocks and a glazing bar sash.
Flanked on each side by two glazing bar sashes under flat keyed
arches. The third floor is of half height and has a central
bull's eye window with keyblocks at the cardinal points.
Flanked on each side by two glazing bar sashes under keyed flat
arches. The additional bay to the east is slightly lower and
has two glazing bar sashes. All the windows have stone sills.
The west elevation has first and second floor brick bands,
irregular, partly blocked, fenestration, and visible evidence in
the brickwork of the mid-C18 refronting and raising. The north
elevation has irregular projections with mostly early C19
fenestration. The interior has two flight return staircase with
turned balusters. One front room on the ground floor with
painted raised and fielded panelling. One upper room has an
early C18 painted stone chimneypiece.


Listing NGR: SK3969640881

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