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Facade of the Former Derby Assembly Rooms at the National Tramway Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Crich, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0897 / 53°5'22"N

Longitude: -1.4861 / 1°29'9"W

OS Eastings: 434515

OS Northings: 354843

OS Grid: SK345548

Mapcode National: GBR 6BX.93W

Mapcode Global: WHDG1.4LLQ

Entry Name: Facade of the Former Derby Assembly Rooms at the National Tramway Museum

Listing Date: 14 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109201

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78659

Location: Crich, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE4

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Crich

Built-Up Area: Crich

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Crich St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/03/2016

SK 35 SW 3/11

PARISH OF CRICH
MATLOCK ROAD
Facade of the former Derby Assembly Rooms at the National Tramway Museum

(Formerly listed as Facade of the former Derby Assembly Rooms, CLIFFSIDE)


II
Re-erected facade of the Derby Assembly Rooms 1752-5. Tentatively attributed to Washington Shirley, fifth Earl Ferrers, with Joseph Pickford of Derby the contractor. Ashlar gritstone, with chamfered rustication to basement. Five bay front with raised pedimented three bay centre, above a basement. Outer two bays of basement with semi-circular headed double doorways, with voussoirs in chamfer rusticated ashlar. Central doorway with Gibbs surround flanked by glazing bar sashes with voussoirs to heads. First floor openings with moulded and eared architraves, pulvinated friezes, bays 2 and 4 with scrolled brackets supporting setmental pediments, bays 1 and 5 with plain pediments. Central bay with dentilled pediment and attached columns with Ionic capitals. Glazing bar sashes. Ashlar band below first floor openings, with balustrades to central three openings, and to the parapets to bays 1 and 5, which have square terminal piers and banded ball finials. Three attic wheel lights in square openings with eared architraves below pediment with carved tympanum. The Assembly Rooms were damaged by fire in 1963, and the facade erected on the site of the National Tramway Museum in Crich in the early 1970s. A plaque on the front of the facade marks the rebuilding and official opening by HRH The Duke of Gloucester, Patron of the Tramway Museum Society, in 1976.

Listing NGR: SK3451554843

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