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Knowlehill, House, Tea Room and Other Buildings, Including Underground Caves

A Grade II Listed Building in Ticknall, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8274 / 52°49'38"N

Longitude: -1.4795 / 1°28'46"W

OS Eastings: 435167

OS Northings: 325672

OS Grid: SK351256

Mapcode National: GBR 6G0.QRW

Mapcode Global: WHDHD.76Q7

Plus Code: 9C4WRGGC+X5

Entry Name: Knowlehill, House, Tea Room and Other Buildings, Including Underground Caves

Listing Date: 19 January 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096436

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82908

Location: Ticknall, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Ticknall

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Ticknall St George

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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SK 32 SE
(East Side)
19-1 67
Knowlehill, House, Tea
Room and other
buildings, including
underground caves
House, attached walls and tea room, now semi-derelict. C17,
late C18 and early C19. Red brick and timber framing, plain
tile roof with brick gable stacks. One and two storeys. House
to west with walls and ancillary buildings including a tea room,
enclosing a courtyard to the east. House is built against the
hillside. Single storey to west has central C19 doorway with
panelled door and bracketed hood. Flanked on each side by
2-light casement windows. Two storey east elevation has exposed
boxed framing in large irregular vertical panels, with brick
infill. The ground floor has from left to right, a doorway, two
windows, a doorway and a window, all under timber lintels. Four
2-light casements above. The east side of the courtyard has a
range of derelict buildings. Doorway with wedge brick lintel.
The range to the left has mostly collapsed. To the right is a
late C18 tea room, which has a semi-circular projection to south
with ogee doorway, flanked by ogee windows. West elevation has
further ogee windows. The lower parts of the walls are of large
sandstone blocks. Four semi-circular headed windows. The
interior of the tea room has an ogee door and doorway, and the
remains of a fluted cornice. In the undercroft is a
four-centred arched fireplace. To the north east are various
fragments of what appears to have been a late C18 pleasure
garden. A terrace with concave curved ashlar wall with
half-domed statue niches and below, a passage cut into the rock,
to two circular chambers lined with small niches. Knowle Hill
is the site of the old home of the Burdett family before their
move to Foremark. The site appears to have been made in the
late C18 into a pleasure garden, with terracing down the
dramatically precipitous side of the valley. The underground
caves are somewhat reminiscent of the caves of West Wycombe
Park, Buckinghamshire.

Listing NGR: SK3516725672

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