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St Benets School

A Grade II Listed Building in Alderwasley, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.076 / 53°4'33"N

Longitude: -1.5137 / 1°30'49"W

OS Eastings: 432678

OS Northings: 353309

OS Grid: SK326533

Mapcode National: GBR 6C2.258

Mapcode Global: WHCDW.QYD7

Entry Name: St Benets School

Listing Date: 13 February 1967

Last Amended: 10 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109075

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78971

Location: Alderwasley, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE56

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Alderwasley

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

SK 35 SW
St Benets School (Formerly
Listed as Alderwasley Hall)
Country House, now school. Late C18, with C19 additions. Massive ashlar gritstone
with smooth rendered and painted facade, with moulded cornice with parapet above,
ashlar intermediate ridge stacks with moulded caps, slated and lead roof coverings.
Symmetrical main range, with attached range to rear, and added wings at either end
to rear. Main range, three storeys above a basement, seven bays, 3:1:3, the
central bay pedimented, and slightly advanced. The flanking ranges each have a
Venetian window to the central ground floor, otherwise all windows are glazing bar
sashes, diminishing in height from ground to second floor, in plain surrounds,
and with projecting cills. The central bay has a tripartite sash window to the
first floor, and a Diocletian window above. A broad ashlar band separates the
ground floor and first floor openings. Central doorway with moulded eased surround,
pulvinated frieze, and a pediment supported by scrolled brackets. Double four-
panelled doors, the doorway is enclosed by a mid-C19 porch, flat-roofed and single
storeyed, with four columns with banded rustication supporting an entablature.
Side walls have glazing bar sashes with rusticated surrounds and shallow arched
heads with triple keyblocks. Stepped half-bay extensions to south west end, with
ground floor glazing bar sashes. Side elevation has four glazing bar sashes, and
then five glazing bar sashes in the C19 extension. The house was built for
Francis Hurt.

Listing NGR: SK3267853308

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

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