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Moor Cottage Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Wirksworth, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0854 / 53°5'7"N

Longitude: -1.5528 / 1°33'10"W

OS Eastings: 430050

OS Northings: 354332

OS Grid: SK300543

Mapcode National: GBR 59H.J7L

Mapcode Global: WHCDW.3QV1

Entry Name: Moor Cottage Farm

Listing Date: 8 April 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490048

Location: Wirksworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE4

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Wirksworth

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Wirksworth St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


812/0/10014 BOLEHILL
08-APR-03 Moor Cottage Farm


House, c.1830, later adapted for use as a farmhouse. Red brick, iron framed windows, Roman tiled roof. Two storeys.
PLAN: originally cross-shaped, with later 19th century infill to north angle.
EXTERIOR: south-facing main front of three bays with projecting gabled central section. Pairs of pointed windows to left and central sections with small panes of glass, arched and with quatrefoils to most windows; those to ground floor centre are taller than the others. Altered French windows with shutters, set within a trellised verandah with slate roof to right.
INTERIOR: not inspected, reported as retaining marble chimneypieces, early doors, cupboards, plasterwork. Iron hand-pump in vaulted cellar.
HISTORY: not shown on an Enclosure map of 1806 but marked on the Tithe Apportionment plan of 1835. Identified as Wright's Cottage on the 1849 Tithe Award map. This house was probably built for the family of Charles Wright (d.1846), a prosperous grocer and vintner. It is a highly characteristic example of a cottage ornee, adapted for use later in the 19th century as a farmhouse when the adjoining range of farm buildings were added. There is a tufa-faced grotto in the garden, emphasising the genteel nature of the original house. Photographic evidence suggests that the building was formerly lime-washed; the roof covering has been altered, and may originally have been thatched. Listed as a highly characateristic example of a late Georgian genteel cottage, displaying the influence of designers such as Humphry Repton and sons.

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