DERBY HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1259421
Date first listed:
31-Jan-1997
Statutory Address:
DERBY HOUSE, 12, BROAD WALK

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Location

Statutory Address:
DERBY HOUSE, 12, BROAD WALK

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Derbyshire
District:
High Peak (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 05615 73187

Details

BUXTON

SK0573SE BROAD WALK 616-1/4/20 (South East side) No.12 Derby House

GV II

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: SK0561573187

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
462925
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 20 Apr 2004
Reference: IOE01/11179/30
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