Description: Calwich Abbey and Garden Steps
Date Listed: 30 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 405559
OS Grid Reference: SK1287443287
OS Grid Coordinates: 412874, 343287
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9868, -1.8097
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SK 14 SW ELLASTONE C.P. CALWICH PARK
5/48 Calwich Abbey and
- garden steps
Small country house remains on site of the medieval Calwich Priory.
1849-50. Ashlar; slate roofs; ashlar stacks. Asymmetrical
plan; Tudor/Jacobean style. Garden front: Basically L-plan,
compact main house to left hand, lower service wing to right hand.
Main house: 2 storeys; roughly 4 bays, principal feature is
projecting gabled break with carved finials to kneelers, to left
a tall external chimney with paired stacks and a panel, to
right a gabled dormer hard against projecting gable; raised and
shaped quoins, moulded string over ground floor raised irregularly
over features, mitred and moulded eaves cornice raised over gable
windows, large chamfer mullioned windows, transomed to south return
gable; projecting gable had 3-light window to ground floor and 2-
light window above; between chimney and projecting gable, one range
of plain windows; paired chimney at junction with Service wing:
Principal features are 2 gabled projections, the left hand one with
apex chimney; roughly 2:1:2:1 bays; South elevation: 2 gables,
left hand one smaller, each with small panel. Octagonal link between
NW wing (demolished) and rear of house. Flight of stone steps in
undergrowth of garden to south. Entrance undiscovered. This house
was derelict and in a dangerous condition at time of survey (November
Listing NGR: SK1287443287
Source: English Heritage
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