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Hardwick Old Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1684 / 53°10'6"N

Longitude: -1.3111 / 1°18'40"W

OS Eastings: 446148

OS Northings: 363697

OS Grid: SK461636

Mapcode National: GBR 7CH.CBV

Mapcode Global: WHDFQ.TMVD

Entry Name: Hardwick Old Hall

Listing Date: 11 July 1951

Last Amended: 23 March 1989

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052337

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79176

Location: Ault Hucknall, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44

County: Derbyshire

District: Bolsover

Civil Parish: Ault Hucknall

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Ault Hucknall St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 46 SE PARISH OF AULT HUCKNALL HARDWICK PARK
10/6
11.7.51 Hardwick Old Hall (formerly listed
GV as Old Hardwick Hall ruins)

I

Country house, now derelict. Owned by the National Trust and managed by English
Heritage. Early C16 and 1587-90. Coursed rubble sandstone and ashlar. Roofless.
Remains of coped gables and parapets. Four and five storeys over a basement storey.
Chamfered plinth. Irregular plan and elevations. South elevation of ten bays. The
two bays on the left project and have a plain parapet. A single and a 3-light
mullioned window to the basement; two cross windows above and above again, and two
3-light windows above again with three transoms. Taller parapetted bay to the right
has above the basement five 3-light windows with one and two transoms. Two
irregular gabled bays set back to the right have cross windows and 3-light windows
with transoms. The second gable has an external stack. To the right is a projecting
parapetted and gabled bay with cross windows and 3-light mullioned and transomed
windows. Segmental relieving arches. Projecting range to the right has two square
bays with the remains of 3-light windows with transoms, the top storey with three
transoms. The north elevation is in its east parts completely ruinous. Four bays
virtually intact to the right, with a gable and a parapet. The basement floor has
two and 3-light mullioned windows, the two floors above have cross windows, and the
top floor has 3-light windows with two and three transoms. Chamfered coped walls
enclose a rectangular area to the north, and at the north east corner is a two storey
lodge; rendered, with quoins and a balustraded parapet. Three-light mullioned and
transomed windows to the ground floor and similar three and five-light windows
above. The plan of the Old Hall is significant in its revolutionary placing of the
hall across the house, at a right angle to the facade. The house had two full scale
great chambers and there are substantial remains of decorative plasterwork by
Abraham Smith.
Sources:Robert Smythson & the Elizabethan Country House by Mark Girouard, Yale
University Press 1983.


Listing NGR: SK4614863697

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