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Unstone Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Unstone, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2921 / 53°17'31"N

Longitude: -1.4472 / 1°26'49"W

OS Eastings: 436947

OS Northings: 377380

OS Grid: SK369773

Mapcode National: GBR LZBC.HL

Mapcode Global: WHDF2.RJ21

Entry Name: Unstone Manor House

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 7 July 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79665

Location: Unstone, North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire, S18

County: Derbyshire

District: North East Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Unstone

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Dronfield St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 37 NE
Unstone Manor House
(formerly listed as
Manor Hall Farmhouse)
Manor House. 1630 with C18 alterations. Coursed squared rubble
coal measures sandstone rising from a shallow chamfered plinth,
with ashlar dressings, quoins, coped gables with moulded
kneelers, intermediate and end ashlar ridge stacks, with
diagonally set chimneys with moulded caps. Stone slated roofs,
some with stone slated valleys. L-plan house. West elevation.
Two storeys, six bays, with two bay advanced wing to the north
of the main doorway situated in the angle of the two ranges.
Doorway with quoined surround, alternate quoins advanced, in the
Gibbsian manner. Massive lintel with carved keyblock, above
which is a carved inscribed plaque, the inscription weathered so
as to be illegible. The hoodmould to the door steps up over the
plaque. To the south of the door a 4-light chamfer mullioned
window and at first floor level a single light, a 2-light and a
4-light window, and to the attic a broad gabled dormer with a
blocked 3-light window, all openings being chamfer mullioned,
beneath hoodmoulds with label stops. Fixed lights and metal
casement windows with leaded lights. Advanced two bay wing,
with 2 and 3-light mullioned and transomed C17 openings to the
ground floor, that to the south bay blocked, and with 2, 3 and
4-light openings to the first floor. A continuous hoodmould
with stops returns to main range to link with mouldings to
entrance bay. North corner of wing slightly advanced, and
quoined on both faces. Rear elevation. Three gabled dormers
each with 3-light mullioned windows. Below the centre and south
gables, a continuous plain drip which returns onto the south
gabel end. Two outer bays each with stacked 3-light chamfer
mullioned windows, together with two single light openings to
the first floor. The centre bay has a 4-light first floor
window above the 4-light transomed window to the hall bay. This
window, and that to the north end, have hoodmoulds with stops.
The doorway to the south end has a quoined surround, and is
flanked by a single light window to the south, and a 3-light
chamfer mullioned window to the north, all beneath a continuous
dripmould. Interior. Ornamental geometric patterned flagstones
to floor of hall, onto a raised dais within the advanced wing,
which has re-used C17 square oak panelling. C18 stair with
wreathed handrail, but incorporating an earlier moulded timber
used as a newel post. Massive arched hearth to south bay, and
the remains of two upper cruck trusses incorporated in a
remodelled roof structure. The house plan is illustrated in
Nathaniel Lloyd's 'A History of the English House'.

Listing NGR: SK3694777380

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