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SK0573SE 616-1/4/20

BUXTON BROAD WALK (South East side) No.12 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 stacks. 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 sashes. 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: SK0560273196


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, (1953), 117


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 20 Apr 2004
Reference: IOE01/11179/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Morten. Source Historic England Archive
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