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Chiverton House, Attached Boundary Walls Gatepiers and Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dronfield, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.302 / 53°18'7"N

Longitude: -1.4686 / 1°28'6"W

OS Eastings: 435512

OS Northings: 378467

OS Grid: SK355784

Mapcode National: GBR LZ58.V1

Mapcode Global: WHDF2.D8XG

Entry Name: Chiverton House, Attached Boundary Walls Gatepiers and Railings

Listing Date: 9 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087804

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79500

Location: Dronfield, North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire, S18

County: Derbyshire

District: North East Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Dronfield

Built-Up Area: Dronfield

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Dronfield St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 37 NE
(North Side)
Chiverton House,
9.1.67 attached boundary
walls gatepiers
and railings (No 41)
House. C17, 1712 and C19 alterations. Coursed squared coal
measures sandstone with ashlar dressings, coped gables with
moulded kneelers, ashlar ridge stacks, reduced in height and a
stone slated roof. Symmetrical plan with advanced towers to
either end, and a broad central gable. Two storeys and attics,
six bays, the two centre bays below the middle gable, and with
small gabled attic dormers giving access to the tops of the
towers. Central doorway with rusticated ashlar surround and
lintel and with advanced keyblock integral with perimeter band
which returns in shouldered form onto the jambs. C20 glazed
door with glazing bars. Flanking the doorway are 2-light
chamfer mullioned windows with transoms, the mullions slightly
recessed, all beneath a continuous string which steps down over
the door head. Flanking the central bays are paired mullioned
and transomed windows; this pattern is repeated at first floor
level, where there is also a continuous stringcourse. Within
the gables are two 2-light chamfer mullioned windows, beneath a
continuous dripmould. The gable apex has a single light C17
opening. The west gable has two 2-light chamfer mullioned
windows to the attic, and has been previously roughcast. The
rear elevation is partially enclosed by a full height offshut
with a steeply pitched roof. Interior. At the west end the C17
hearth survives with a segmental arch to the head of a wide
hearth. Within the central bays a full height stair with turned
balusters in pine survives. The remaining ground floor rooms
were remodelled in the C19. The front of the house is enclosed
by stepped stone walls with flat copings to east and west, and
is retained by a stone wall at the front with a slightly curved
coping. At either end of the terrace wall, and flanking the
central stepped approach are ashlar gatepiers, square on plan,
each with a moulded cornice surmounted by acorn finials and
plain ball finials to the end piers. The walls support
ornamental cast iron railings and double gates at the entrance.
To the east of the most easterly pier is a tall stone wall,
pierced at the centre by a doorway with an elliptical arched
head, and a plain planked door. The wall curves upwards at the
eastern end to link with the eaves of the adjacent outbuilding.
History. An unlistable garden wall to the rear of the house
appears to be that which is depicted on a plan of the house
standing on the site in 1692. The 1712 date is accompanied by
the initials JB, which refer to John Brown of Heston, Middlesex,
who purchased the house in 1711.

Listing NGR: SK3551278467

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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