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The Central Hall and Attached Promenade

A Grade II Listed Building in High Peak, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2581 / 53°15'29"N

Longitude: -1.9179 / 1°55'4"W

OS Eastings: 405575

OS Northings: 373459

OS Grid: SK055734

Mapcode National: GBR HZ1R.LR

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.HCYL

Entry Name: The Central Hall and Attached Promenade

Listing Date: 4 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257993

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463217

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

Electoral Ward/Division: Corbar

Built-Up Area: Buxton (High Peak)

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


SK0573SE ST JOHN'S ROAD, Pavilion Gardens
616-1/4/108 (South side)
04/10/88 The Central Hall and attached


Central hall and promenade, now coffee shop, restaurant and
small shops. 1870, central hall burnt 1982 , rebuilt 1984. By
Edward Milner. Narrow coursed millstone grit with ashlar
dressings, cast-iron and glass under Welsh slate roofs.
EXTERIOR: single storey long range and two 2-storey halls.
South front 18 windows, divided into 15 window single storey
range to east and 3 window 2 storey block to west. East range
has low stone walls and rusticated ashlar pilasters between
windows, glazed roofs with ornate cast-iron ridge railings
with crown finials. From left to right a gabled entrance with
double doors and sidelights, a 4-light, a 2-light, a 3-light
and a 2-light cross casement window, then 2 doorways both with
glazed doors and overlights, then six 5-light similar windows,
a pair of double doors and beyond a 2-light cross casement.
Set-back behind bays 4, 5 and 6, a 2 storey square hall with 3
windows to 3 glazed facades, under glazed hipped roof. Central
3-light windows flanked by 2-light windows with cast-iron
columns between and at corners.
Central, square plan hall to west, 2 storeys, 3 windows,
projects slightly. Divided 3:5:3 lights with window panels
between floors, central section projects, with broad pediment
to top. Ground floor has 9-pane lights and upper floor 12-pane
lights. Tall cast-iron columns at corners and between windows,
all with very ornate cast-iron capitals. Broad fascia board at
cornice level, and slate roof topped by central octagonal
cupola with 8 round headed windows and 2 stage octagonal
INTERIOR: open well to central hall with some free standing
cast-iron pillars; they are octagonal on spreading base and
have ornate capitals. The base bears the inscription N
There are also ornate iron roof trusses, supported on stone
corbels to rear and engaged iron columns to front.
This hall and promenade were built as part of the complex of
entertainment buildings constructed on the north side of the
Pavilion Gardens, which were donated to the town by the 7th
Duke of Devonshire.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire:
Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 117).

Listing NGR: SK0557573459

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