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Cavendish House

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.256 / 53°15'21"N

Longitude: -1.9171 / 1°55'1"W

OS Eastings: 405624

OS Northings: 373223

OS Grid: SK056732

Mapcode National: GBR HZ1S.RJ

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.JF97

Entry Name: Cavendish House

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259419

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462923

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


616-1/4/9 (East side)
Cavendish House


Villa or boarding house, now house. Mid C19. Possibly by Sir
Joseph Paxton. Coursed millstone grit with ashlar dressings
and Welsh slate hipped roof with stone stacks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Chamfered plinth, ground and first-floor
bands, first floor panelled impost band and deeply overhanging
eaves supported on carved wooden brackets.
Symmetrical front, 3-windows range with central round headed
doorway in moulded ashlar surround with keystone, and 4-panel
part glazed door and fanlight. Cavendish House is inscribed on
the keystone. Either side are single canted stone bay windows
with hipped leaded roofs, the central 2/2 sash of each
round-headed and taller than the fixed sidelights, which are
topped with ashlar panels. Above 3 round headed 2/2 sashes
with flush surrounds and keystones.
Returns, 2 windows with round headed 2/2 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 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: SK0562473223

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