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Stoke Hall, Grindleford

Description: Stoke Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 81562

OS Grid Reference: SK2402776138
OS Grid Coordinates: 424027, 376138
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2817, -1.6411

Location: Main Road, Grindleford, Derbyshire S32 3XY

Locality: Grindleford
Local Authority: Derbyshire Dales District Council
County: Derbyshire
Country: England
Postcode: S32 3XY

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Listing Text

SK 27 NW
1/27 PARISH OF STOKE
Stoke Hall
II*


Country House. Dated 1757 on a rainwater head at the rear of the house and built for
the Rev John Simpson. Ashlar gritstone with boldly projecting eaves cornice on
corbelled band, a shallow parapet with ball finials, ashlar ridge and mid-roof stacks
anti stone slated roof coverings, the roof to the principal range being hipped. Irregular
plan, seemingly five by five bays, but with a two storey range to the north, and pro-
jecting wing to the rear (east). Principal range; west elevation: Symmetrical five bay
front, two and a half storeys, with glazing bar sashes to ground and first floors, some
with substantial glazing bars. Second floor windows are C20 casements without glazing
bars. plain bands link the cills of ground and first floor openings, the former with
projecting moulded surrounds with shallow bracketed hoods to heads, the latter without
surrounds, and floating cornices. The second floor openings are wholly plain. Central
doorway with Tuscan columns and entablature, supporting the base of the central first
floor window which has a segmental pediment, splayed architraves and a blind balustrade
at its base. South elevation has a central doorway with pediment, splayed architraves
and an interrupted blind balustrade within a shallow semi-circular headed arched
recess. Attached service range to north: west elevation; two storeys, nine bays, with
advanced quoins to ends of central range, double quoins at south end. Central three
bays glazing bar sashes in flush stone surrounds, those to the ground floor tall, and
with the northern-most surround having a key block. Central doorway with advanced frame
and semi-circular head with key block. Glazed double doors with semi-circular fanlight
above with radiating glazing bars. Northern three bays possibly an addition, with
glazing bar sashes framed only by the ashlar masonry, and with projecting bands linking
cills to both floors. Southern three bays with tall glazing bar sashes to first floor
having thick glazing bars and projecting stone frames. Ground floor has C19 glazing
bar sash, and semi-circular headed glazing bar sash with moulded surround incorporating
a key block. Interior; although subjected to substantial C20 alterations, the house
retains several good interiors, particularly the ground floor, which has a handsome
decorated plaster ceiling and fine fireplaces. A full height turned baluster staircase
survives in each of the principal and service ranges, the former with associated
decorative plasterwork to the stairwell and landings. History; the Rev Simpson was a
subscriber to James Paine's Plans, Elevations and Sections of Noblemen's and Gentlemen's
Houses (1767) and it is thought that the Hall may have been designed and built by
William Booth of Stoney Middleton, the mason responsible for Paine's Chatsworth Stables.


Listing NGR: SK2402776138

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Source: English Heritage

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