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Leahurst

A Grade II Listed Building in Dethick, Lea and Holloway, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1004 / 53°6'1"N

Longitude: -1.5162 / 1°30'58"W

OS Eastings: 432488

OS Northings: 356017

OS Grid: SK324560

Mapcode National: GBR 6BP.MGJ

Mapcode Global: WHCDW.PB5J

Entry Name: Leahurst

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1039869

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78723

Location: Dethick, Lea and Holloway, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE4

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Dethick, Lea and Holloway

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Dethick St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

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

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