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Manor Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dethick, Lea and Holloway, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.118 / 53°7'4"N

Longitude: -1.5118 / 1°30'42"W

OS Eastings: 432768

OS Northings: 357980

OS Grid: SK327579

Mapcode National: GBR 6BH.GLB

Mapcode Global: WHCDP.RW8K

Entry Name: Manor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Last Amended: 14 August 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335316

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78699

Location: Dethick, Lea and Holloway, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE4

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Dethick, Lea and Holloway

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Dethick St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

25-9-51 Manor Farmhouse (formerly listed
as 'Dethick Manor House')

Farmhouse. Late C16 with alterations and additions in C18, incorporating
substantial remains of a C15 Manor House of the Babington family. Massive
ashlar gritstone rising in part from a shallow plinth, with coursed rubble
work to alterations and later additions. Plain gables, intermediate and gable
stacks, two of brick and one of ashlar. Massive stepped external stone stack
to rear elevation. Stone slated roofs. Irregular 'U' plan, with later or
refashioned crosswings advanced from central range. Two storeys, six bays,
with irregular fenestration. Ground floor of central range with openings in
massive ashlar. Two doorways with chamfered quoins and lintels, one now blocked
to form a window, the other with a planked stable door. Present principal
doorway with six panelled door at south-west end of central range. Between
the doorways, four tall narrow lights, one to the south-west end with a pointed
arched head. North-east crosswing with stacked C19 2-light chamfer mullioned
windows flanking central doorway with planked stable door to south-west wall.
South-west wing with two C17 single light openings with chamfered surrounds,
one now blocked, and above, two C18 openings with flush surrounds to north-east
wall. Rear elevation has massive external stack with quoins, and corbels set
into masonry below a massive drip. Below corbels, a stone slated lean-to
with a doorway inserted at north-east end. Former 3-light recessed chamfer
mullioned window at south-west end of main range, and blocked C17 opening above.
Rear gable to crosswing at north-east end is set back, and partially overlapped
by main range. It has single light openings with ovolo moulded surrounds below
hoodmoulds with stops to ground and first floors, and a roundel in an octagonal
surround to gable apex. The north-east side wall is buttressed, and incorporates
two substantial corbels. Interior: the central range contains a triple
arched hearth range, the centremost one wider than the two flanking openings,
the arches unmoulded, but out of proportion to the present house. The spine beam
and joists are substantial, and appear to pre-date the external fabric. The
four bay roof of the main range is of double purlin construction with curved wind
braces and tie beam trusses, which are closed with studwork. One truss is
arch braced. History: the Manor House of the Babington family stood near this
site. Anthony Babington, leader of the Babington plot to restore Mary Queen of
Scots to the throne, lived here, and was executed in 1586. The present farmhouse
was the model for Thackers Farm in Alison Uttley's novel 'A Traveller in Time'.

Listing NGR: SK3276857980

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