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Seven Ways (Number 1) and Somersby (Number 3)

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2528 / 53°15'9"N

Longitude: -1.9193 / 1°55'9"W

OS Eastings: 405478

OS Northings: 372864

OS Grid: SK054728

Mapcode National: GBR HZ1T.8P

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.HH7Q

Entry Name: Seven Ways (Number 1) and Somersby (Number 3)

Listing Date: 23 March 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259367

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462956

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

Electoral Ward/Division: Temple

Built-Up Area: Buxton

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


616-1/5/29 (East side)
23/03/81 Nos.1 AND 3
Seven Ways (No.1) and Somersby


Pair of semi-detached houses. 1896. By Barry Parker and
Raymond Unwin. Rock-faced millstone grit with ashlar dressings
and timber-framing. Plain tile roof with 4 tall red brick
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic. Chamfered plinth. Street front
has stone ground floor with timber-framing above. Irregular
5-window front. No 1 has central recessed doorway with flat
headed Tudor style door with moulded cornice, to right a stone
bench and various mullion windows. To left at corner a stone
canted bay window. Above jettied first floor has 5-light
casement to left and to right a balcony with wooden balusters
and set-back door and overlight. Above jettied 8-light oriel
window with curved framing in gable.
Left return has irregular fenestration and projecting 2 storey
gabled wing.
No 3 has recessed doorway with flat headed Tudor style door
with moulded cornice, flanked by stone mullion windows. Above
a 4-light wooden casement window to left with balcony above
and small set-back gabled dormer with 3-light casement. To
right a jettied gable with a 4-light mullion to left and a
balcony to right with wooden baluster and door, above a
jettied 5-light wooden oriel window and curved framing in
Right return has 3 irregularly spaced windows. To left a 2
storey gabled wing with 4-light mullion windows to each floor.
To right a square window and a 4-light mullion window beyond,
similar arrangement above with further 4-light window in
central gable.
INTERIOR: much of the interior of No 1 (Seven Ways) survives
intact. The dining room with corner fireplace has original
copper canopy (but grate removed), and distinctive pillar,
shaped to capital and chamfered and stopped to base, with
fitted seats and book case: the polygonal corner further
emphasised by a shallow arched "entrance". Stairs of pierced
splat balusters.
The right-hand room retains an inglenook with painted brick
arch, beams and "fire window". Original doors with panels of
diagonal boarding and original ironmongery survive. A dumb

waiter (to left of entrance) has been removed.
Somersby is reputed to retain its original hall fireplace and
the stone staircase, some doors and cupboards and the sitting
room inglenook arch.
Barry Parker was articled to Faulkner Armitage and his
influence is seen here in the use of Cheshire Revival
(Parker B and Unwin R: The Art Of Building a Home: 1901-;
1896-: BP/H27/1-14; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N:
Derbyshire: Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 116).

Listing NGR: SK0547872864

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