Norman Villa And Attached Garden Walls / Norman House

11 May 2001
Norman Villa And Attached Garden Walls, Edensor Lane, Edensor, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45 1PH
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Norman House, Edensor Lane, Edensor, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45 1PH
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

PARISH OF EDENSOR EDENSOR LANE SK 24/2569-24/2570 7/106 (North Side) 12.7.67 Norman Villa and Attached Garden Walls (formerly listed as Norman House) GV II* House. c1830-40, probably by Paxton and Robertson. Norman style. Coursed squared sandstone and ashlar. Fishscale tiled roof. Steeply pitched gables with moulded copings, plain kneelers, stepped corbels and square finials. Ashlar ridge and gable stacks. Moulded first floor and eaves bands in the form of arched corbel tables with roundels set in. Two storeys. The south east elevation has a projecting gabled bay window with arched corbel table and parapet. Caernarvon-arched windows.

Round-arched Norman style window above with one order of columns with cushion capitals, and in the arch three orders of hollow mouldings with pieces of roll moulding. Chamfered imposts.

2-light casement with round-arched overlight. To the left a large blind round arch. To the right a flat-roofed square porch in the angle, with open round-arches on two sides. Supported by a circular column with scalloped capital. Square responds.

Zigzag and moulded arch. Panelled door with decorative wrought iron hinges. Semi-circular overlight. In the north east angle rises a square tower. The lower part has a moulded bracketed band forming the sill of tall blind Caernarvon arches.

Chamfered band at the base of the top stage which has an intersecting blind arcade with Caernarvon-arched windows set in.

Pyramid roof. Gabled bay to north east has a stepped tripartite window to the ground floor, the centre light with Caernarvon arch. Continuous sill band. Norman style window above similar to the one on the south east elevation. Attached to the north west a tall fortress-like curtain wall with pilaster buttresses and pyramid caps, enclosing the rear courtyard. The interior has an open-string stick baluster staircase with carved tread ends, turned newel and ramped handrail. Built as part of the picturesque model village by Paxton for the Sixth Duke of Devonshire. Sources: G F Chadwick The Works of Joseph Paxton, Architectural Press 1961.

Listing NGR: SK2498869908


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2257 IOE Records taken by Julie Woodhouse; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Ms Julie Woodhouse. Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Woodhouse, Julie

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Ashlar, Sandstone, Tile, Georgian House, Victorian Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Garden Wall, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Wall, Barrier, Courtyard, Curtain Wall, Defence, Fortification, Model Settlement, Settlement