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The Argyle

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2538 / 53°15'13"N

Longitude: -1.9188 / 1°55'7"W

OS Eastings: 405516

OS Northings: 372976

OS Grid: SK055729

Mapcode National: GBR HZ1T.DB

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.HGJY

Entry Name: The Argyle

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462932

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

Electoral Ward/Division: Buxton Central

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


616-1/6/15 (South East side)
Nos.24 AND 25
The Argyle (No.25)


Pair of semi-detached villas or boarding houses now house and
residential home for the elderly. Mid C19. Possibly by Sir
Joseph Paxton for the Duke of Devonshire. Coursed millstone
grit rubble, with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof with 3
stone stacks.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, double-fronted, 6-window range in all.
Projecting boxed eaves supported on shaped modillion brackets.
6-window range; 1, 3, 4 and 6 to 2nd floor are of 3 lights
with chamfered stone mullions. Ground floor of 6 bays.
Entrances are in bays 2 and 5. They comprise part-glazed doors
with similar side panels and shallow arched overlight, in
moulded surround with prominent shaped keystone. Above the
doors are 2/2 plain sashes.
2-storey canted bays flank main entrances; they are hipped to
top, with moulding, have panelled aprons between the floors
and shallow arched heads to lights. All windows (except side
lights) are 2/2 sashes. 2nd floor has single 2/2 and
tripartite sashes. Sill bands to 1st and 2nd floor and a
lintel band to ground. Similar 2-window return.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The Broad Walk comprises a series of Victorian villas and a
walk overlooking the Pavilion Gardens originally laid out by
Paxton c1850, though most of the surrounding houses were built
by speculative developers. Some are reputed to be designed in
detail by his pupil Edward Milner from 1871, and built by
Saunders & Woolcott of London for the 7th Duke.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire:
Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 117).

Listing NGR: SK0551672976

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