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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1335139



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

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ashbourne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Jun-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 79834

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CHURCH STREET 1. 783 (South-East Side) The Mansion, including coach house wall SK 14 NE 1/22 15.6.5l. I GV 2. Built circa 1685 but facade, Music Room and interior features date from circa 1765 to 1784. Red brick, with bands at 1st and 2nd floor sill height. Corbelled plaster cornice; parapet with inset balustrades, inset open pediment crowning central bay. Roof not visible. 3 storeys; of 3 bays. 2 windows each side and Venetian window centre with semi-circular tripartite window above. One windowed 3 storey portion of older facade remains to west. The garden front has side gables and a central Doric gabled porch raised on steps and leading to the domed octagonal Music Room. To the north-east of main facade, the wall, only, of the coach house/stable remains but this has arched treatment and character and must be regarded in relation to the group effect here. Interior Elegant staircase with laced iron balusters and balcony above which is supported on marble pillars of Ionic Order. Fireplaces, doors and some panelling with bolection moulding. Plaster ceilings; that of the Music Room with Rococo motifs. The Mansion was the home of Dr Taylor (vide Boswell) 1710-1788. Taylor was a friend of Dr Johnson, who frequently stayed here between 1737 and 1784. (Ref Country Life 28.3.68.)

Nos 38, 40 and 72, together with Pegg's Almshouses, Owlfield's Almhouses, The Mansion, the Summerhouse and the cobbled pavements form a group with the parish Church of St Oswald and the churchyard gate piers, gates and walls.

Listing NGR: SK1772946509

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 28 March, (1968)

National Grid Reference: SK 17729 46509


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