Banqueting House, Barlborough Hall School

Banqueting House, Barlborough Hall School, Ward Lane, Barlborough, Derbyshire S43 4TJ View on map

Built in 1583/4, it is GI listed with a number of associated GII buildings. Attributed to Elizabethan architect Robert Smythson, it is one of a series of large houses built in the area. It is set within landscaped gardens and parkland, with stables, Brewhouse, Washhouse and Banqueting House. The hall is square in plan, compact, and originally built with a small central courtyard. Tall with generous fenestration, projecting bay windows form turrets the full height of the building. A number of small interconnected basement rooms exist. It is approached via a drive of a mature lime trees, which are believed to have been planted in the late seventeenth century. The basic room layout remains relatively constant since it was built, although the main courtyard was over-roofed in the early nineteenth century when the main entrance was re-orientated to the ease façade. The Hall became a preparatory school in 1939.

Opening Arrangements

Wednesday 13 March, Saturday 4 April, Saturday 12 October, Saturday 9 November, Saturday and Sunday 14 and 15 September.


Half a mile north of Barlborough Village. Turn into Park Street near the Rose and Crown public house and follow the lane to the end. OS SK 48-78 78122. SatNav post code S43 4ES. Rail: Cresswell Station (5 miles) and Whitwell ( 5 miles) Bus: No 73 and No 74 both from Clowne (adjacent to Tesco) or Central Peak Bus station, Drakehouse Retail Park, Sheffield.

Parking Spaces


Car park used by staff and parents and may be limited. Other parking within 100m.