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The Clock House

A Grade II Listed Building in Elvaston, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.889 / 52°53'20"N

Longitude: -1.392 / 1°23'31"W

OS Eastings: 441004

OS Northings: 332566

OS Grid: SK410325

Mapcode National: GBR 7GP.WD5

Mapcode Global: WHDH1.LNB2

Entry Name: The Clock House

Listing Date: 5 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281464

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83026

Location: Elvaston, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE72

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Elvaston

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Elvaston-cum-Thulston-cum-Ambaston St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 43 SW

(West Side)
The Clock House, Nos 15-19


Purpose built flats for the old retainers of Elvaston Castle.
c1852, built for Lady Harrington, with some later alterations.
Red brick with stone dressings and stone bands at ground floor
lintel level and first floor sill level, those to west facade
moulded and those to east facade flush. Slate roofs with
crested ridge tiles and stone coped gables on moulded kneelers
plus brick ridge stack, and external brick gable stacks which
have been capped at ridge level. Two storeys plus attics and
three bays. West elevation facing Elvaston Castle, is the main
elevation and has a central moulded four-centred arched doorcase
with incised spandrels, flanking single light windows, a large
lintel, formerly inscribed 'Refuge for the poor' and a returned
stepped hoodmould over. To either side there are two storey bay
windows with 4-light recessed and chamfered mullion windows to
front and single light windows to sides. Above, similar windows
and to centre, two single light recessed and chamfered windows
with linked returned hoodmould. Above to centre is the
Harrington coat of arms in a moulded stone surround and above-
again there are three half dormers, that to centre with tall
shaped gable surmounted by flame finial and those to sides with
simple eared gables. Centre dormer has a 2-light window with
cusped headed lights and incised spandrels below a returned
hoodmould and to either side there are 3-light recessed and
chamfered mullion windows with taller central lights and stepped
returned hoodmoulds. Street elevation has three gabled bays
with narrower central bay recessed. This has a moulded doorcase
with flanking side lights and to either side there are 2-light
recessed and chamfered mullion windows. Above there are three
similar windows and above again there are three similar, smaller
windows. Below the central attic window there is a clockface,
set in stone surround with a returned hoodmould. All
fenestration is two pane casements or fixed lights. Original
panelled doors inside but otherwise very plain. Partly listed
for historical interest as an early example of purpose built
flats for the poor.

Listing NGR: SK4100432560

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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