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Derby House

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2557 / 53°15'20"N

Longitude: -1.9173 / 1°55'2"W

OS Eastings: 405615

OS Northings: 373187

OS Grid: SK056731

Mapcode National: GBR HZ1S.QN

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.JF7H

Entry Name: Derby House

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259421

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462925

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


616-1/4/20 (South East side)
Derby House


Villa or boarding house now nursing home. Mid C19. Possibly by
Sir Joseph Paxton for the Duke of Devonshire. Coursed
millstone grit rubble with ashlar dressings, Welsh slate roof
with over-hanging eaves supported on wooden brackets and stone
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic storey. Raised vermiculated
quoins, plinth and first-floor band. 3-window front has
central doorway in segment headed surround with moulded impost
and keystone plus 4 panel door with overlight inscribed DERBY
HOUSE/ NURSING HOME. Above a round headed window with raised
keystone, blind top, plain sash and projecting sill on
brackets. Flanking the door are 2 two storey bays, that to
right canted, that to left rectangular to ground but canted to
1st floor with hipped lead roof. All windows have horned
Left return of 6 windows arranged 2:4 has 2 storey canted bay
window with gabled dormer in roof, and 3 round headed through
eaves gabled dormer windows.
Right return of 6 windows arranged 2:4. 2 window section to
left has 2 storey canted bay window and broad open pediment
with 4 round headed casement windows. Section to right has
pairs of plain sashes and 3 through eaves gabled dormers each
with a pair of 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 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: SK0561573187

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