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Grosvenor Mansions Numbers 1, 2 and 3

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2568 / 53°15'24"N

Longitude: -1.9162 / 1°54'58"W

OS Eastings: 405685

OS Northings: 373316

OS Grid: SK056733

Mapcode National: GBR HZ1S.Y7

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.JDQL

Entry Name: Grosvenor Mansions Numbers 1, 2 and 3

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259389

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462935

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


616-1/4/7 (East side)
Grosvenor Mansions, Nos.1, 2 and 3


Row of 3 villas or boarding houses, now houses. Mid C19.
Possibly by Sir Joseph Paxton for the Duke of Devonshire.
Rock-faced millstone grit with ashlar dressings and Welsh
slate roofs with stone stacks.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attics and basement. Chamfered
plinth, first-floor band, ground and first-floor sill bands
and flush quoins.
Symmetrical front, 9-window range. Central doorway with
projecting pilaster porch with Ionic columns in antis and
moulded cornice plus a glazed door with overlight, and above a
plain sash. Flanked by pairs of 2-storey canted bay windows
with plain sashes and hipped lead roofs. Flanked again by
single doorways with pilaster surrounds and moulded cornices
with glazed doors and overlights, and above single plain
sashes. Flanked at either end by further single 2-storey
canted windows. Above 9 segment headed plain sashes, and above
again 9 gables each with a smaller segment headed plain sash.
Basement openings to each bay window, and steps up to each
Left and right returns 2 window with plain sashes.
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 former pupil Edward Milner from 1871, and built
by Sanders & Woolcott of London for the 7th Duke.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire:
Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 117).

Listing NGR: SK0568573316

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