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John Duncan School Wye House

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2644 / 53°15'51"N

Longitude: -1.9186 / 1°55'7"W

OS Eastings: 405524

OS Northings: 374159

OS Grid: SK055741

Mapcode National: GBR HZ1P.FJ

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.H6LS

Entry Name: John Duncan School Wye House

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259375

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462964

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

Electoral Ward/Division: Corbar

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


616-1/2/30 (North West side)
John Duncan School, Wye House


Formerly known as: Corbar Hill House CORBAR ROAD.
Also known as: John Duncan School CORBAR STREET.
Detached house. Late C19, minor C20 addition. Reputedly built
for Ryder family. Rock-faced millstone grit with ashlar
dressings. Mansard pavilion roofs of Westmoreland slate with
stone stacks.
STYLE: French Chateau.
EXTERIOR: 2 storey plus attic. Plinth, ground floor lintel
band, first-floor sill band and moulded eaves. Symmetrical
7-window front with taller 3-light central section. Central
doorway in moulded ashlar door surround with double
half-glazed 6-panel doors and above a segment headed plain
sash in moulded ashlar surround topped by oval dormer with
ashlar surround. Either side slightly projecting 2 storey
tripartite plain sashes, those to upper floor segment headed
topped with pavilion roofs and moulded ashlar gabled dormers
with 2 sashes. Beyond set-back sections single plain sashes in
moulded ashlar surrounds, those to upperfloor segment headed.
Either side single 2 storey canted bay windows with plain
sashes, those to upper floor segment headed, both outer bays
topped with oval dormer windows in moulded ashlar surrounds.
Returns have similar 2 storey canted bay windows, and plain
INTERIOR: original staircase remains, and also some
Built as Corbar Hill House, this building is not to be
confused with Wye House (now Cavendish School and not
included) built by Henry Currey 1862, also on Corbar Road.

Listing NGR: SK0552474159

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