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Riddings House

A Grade II Listed Building in Alfreton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0712 / 53°4'16"N

Longitude: -1.359 / 1°21'32"W

OS Eastings: 443043

OS Northings: 352849

OS Grid: SK430528

Mapcode National: GBR 7DL.K6Z

Mapcode Global: WHDG9.323D

Entry Name: Riddings House

Listing Date: 29 March 1982

Last Amended: 25 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79091

Location: Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE55

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Town: Amber Valley

Electoral Ward/Division: Ironville and Riddings

Built-Up Area: Alfreton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Riddings St James

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

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4/47 Riddings House
(formerly listed as No 10)


House and coach house, now old people's home. Early C19, with late C19 additions
and alterations, converted c1970. Coursed squared sandstone, ashlar and red brick
with stone dressings. Hipped roofs throughout, those to house of Welsh slate and
those to former coach house of plain tiles. Original house of 3 by 3 bays, extended
by single bay to west, then with large billiard room and tower added to north-west
corner, coach house beyond to west. Mostly two storeys. Entrance front to main
house has plinth, raised quoins and plain first floor band. Central C20 panelled
door with plain overlight below flush lintel flanked by 2-pane sashes, with three
12-pane sashes above. All windows with raised wedge lintels, incised with voussoirs
and keystones. South, garden front has added bay to left with large glazed doors,
three full height 2-pane sashes to right and four 12-pane sashes above, all but
doors below similar lintels as those to entrance front. First floor band to three
right-hand bays. Raised eaves band. Corniced brick ridge stacks. Rear elevation
with three 2-pane sashes to ground floor and three 12-pane sashes above, all below
incised wedge lintels. Advanced 2 bay addition to right of rear elevation has
similar openings, band and quoins. Beyond to right is the billiard room which has
deep rusticated stone basement with inserted C20 doors to left return and tall
single storey above with raised quoins, plain eaves band with bracketed cornice
over to hipped roof with large glazed central lantern and corniced side wall stack.
Front has two paired 2-pane sashes in quoined surrounds with keyed segmental heads
and rusticated central mullions. Similar paired sashes to left return. Beyond
to right is a red brick square tower with stone quoins and plain stone band to first
floor. Ground and first floors blank. Above, a hipped slate roof with wide
bracketed eaves which has square glazed lantern to centre under hipped leaded roof
with square clock tower over. This has clock-faces to all sides below gables and
small leaded spire. Attached to right is a C20 glazed screen which links to the
former coach house or red brick with hipped roof and brick ridge stacks. Glazing
bar sashes to both floors below plain stone lintels. Interior of original house
has grand late C19 staircase with landing with elaborate iron balustrade, carved
oak newel and marquetry treads to stairs, lit by central lantern. Painted and
moulded hall and landing cornice. Billiard room has richly carved pitch pine
panelling, painted cornice, coved timber ceiling, marble fireplace with mirror
overmantel and carved window surrounds. The house was built and extended by the
local ironmaster, Oakes, who also developed the village of Riddings, see Ridding
Farm (qv). Source: F Nixon 'Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire', 1969.

Listing NGR: SK4304352849

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