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Description: Darley Cliffe Hall
Darley Cliffe Hall Including Attached Front Garden Wall and Dwellings Known As T
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333962
OS Grid Reference: SE3554704510
OS Grid Coordinates: 435547, 404510
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5360, -1.4651
WORSBROUGH KINGWELL ROAD
SE30SE (north side, off)
2/87 Darley Cliffe Hall
front garden wall
and dwellings known as
11.11.66 Tudor House and
(formerly listed as
Darley Cliff Farmhouse)
Large house, now 3 dwellings and attached front garden wall. Late C17,
refenestrated C18; earlier C17 house forming service wing and having later
C17 and C19 additions. Coursed, squared and ashlar sandstone, stone slate roofs;
brick garden wall. Double-pile plan, 2 storeys with basement and attic, 5 bays;
single-storey bay on right; gabled side-wing on left is of 2 storeys with attic
and 3 bays and has wing set back to rear left with C19 2-storey, 2-bay addition;
wall attached to front of 5-bay facade. Main house (Darley Cliffe Hall): ashlar
corner strips. 1/2-round steps to double door with 4-pane overlight in bolection-
moulded architrave beneath consoled segmental pediment. Flanking 2-light,
mullioned cellar windows, ground-floor band. Other bays have unequally-hung
15-pane sashes in raised surrounds with bead-moulded inner arrises. lst-floor:
band; central window has shouldered and eared architrave in rusticated panel.
Eaves cornice breaks forward over corners and centre. Hipped roof with 3 roof
lights, 2 corniced stacks set in roof well. On right of main facade is an old
single-bay wing with 3-light casement and capped end stack; lower, hipped-roof
lean-to has doorway. Front garden wall: plinth and soffit-moulded copings to
rectangular enclosure with square end piers; similar central gate piers have
flanking consoles, cornices and vase finials (now set to each side); horse-mounting
steps and platform on left return of wall. Rear of Darley Cliffe Hall as front.
Right return has original cross-window with 24 leaded panes to lower lights and
12 panes above.
Gabled wing to front left (Tudor House): old studded door in ashlar surround with
raised ornamental panels; similar surrounds to flanking casements, on left of 24
panes, on right of 6 panes. 1st floor: blind opening flanked by 2-light,
horizontal-sliding sashes; similar attic window. Shaped kneelers,
moulded gable copings. Older wing set back on left has 3-light casement to each
floor, truncated mullioned window in angle of plan. Moulded gable copings and
corniced end stack on left with brick shaft. Addition to left (Dower Cottage):
open-pedimented ashlar porch to right of 3-light horizontal-sliding sash; two
2-light windows over; brick end stack on left.
Interiors: Darley Cliff Hall: entrance hall has bolection-moulded fireplace;
open-well, wooden staircase in bay on right has balustrade and fielded-panel
dado. Fireplace in rear-right room with crinoidal limestone facing set in wooden
surround with carved panel of dog on bridge (Aesop's fable?); raised wall panelling,
some panels hinged for windows of right return. Similar panelling in rear-left
roomy ceiling panel with border of exotic fruit. 6-panel doors, window shutters
sheeted in iron. 1st floor: front-left room has bolection-moulded fireplace with
Georgian grate, raised panelling; rear-right room similar, earlier grate.
Tudor House: bolection-moulded fireplace in rear room. Owned by the Castleford
family, on the death of William (d1613) passed by marriage to the Adams' and then
to the Parkins and Jeffcock families. In early C19 the home of Charles Bown,
agent to Earl Fitzwilliam (Wilkinson, pl77). Outstanding building of the region
in a polite style that lends credence to the suggestion that Christopher Wren,
known to have owned land in Worsbrough (Wilkinson, pp181-187), influenced its
Joseph Wilkinson, Worsbrough. Its Historical Associations and Rural Attractions,
Listing NGR: SE3554704510
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Source: English Heritage
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