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The Boathouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Kedleston, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.9636 / 52°57'49"N

Longitude: -1.5384 / 1°32'18"W

OS Eastings: 431103

OS Northings: 340795

OS Grid: SK311407

Mapcode National: GBR 6DD.7WF

Mapcode Global: WHCFG.BRPW

Plus Code: 9C4WXF76+FM

Entry Name: The Boathouse

Listing Date: 13 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109090

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78892

ID on this website: 101109090

Location: Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE22

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Kedleston

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Mugginton and Kedleston All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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The Boathouse
13.2.67 I
Boathouse with fishing room above. c1770 by Robert Adam. Ashlar.
Welsh slate roofs with stone coped gables. Stone ridge stacks.
Two storeys flanked by single storey boathouses. North elevation,
facing the lake. Rusticated basement with three semi-circular
arches with keyblocks. The outer ones open into boathouses.
The inner one has a wall set back, with a glazing bar sash window.
Recessed one-bay links between them, each with a window and a
panel with swags above. Fluted and medallion frieze and cornice
continued across the front. Shallow pediments to the boathouses.
The tall centre part has a Venetian window set within a blind
rouch-arch. Balustrade along the sill. Glazing bar sashes.
Moulded impost band, to the larger blind arch, continued round
the sides. Open pediment with sections of parapet rising above
the outer angles of the pediment. South elevation: The boathouses
are mostly sunk below ground level. The centre part is of three
bays. Niched centre bay has a doorway with moulded architrave
and panelled door. Decorative carving in the half dome above.
Moulded arch on Tuscan Doric pilasters. Glazing bar sashes on
either side, and pilasters beyond, all linked by a fluted frieze
and dentilled and moulded cornice. Two carved roundels above,
with sea horses. Pediment enclosing a roundel with crest and
swags. Interior: Plain vestibule with stone stairs down to
left and right, and door in the centre into the fishing room.
This has a typical Adam style chimneypiece. Around the walls
are sunken painted panels of fish, with plaster surrounds. Apsed
niches. Vitruvian scroll dado rail and shell frieze with inverted
garlands. The basement floor has three chambers connected by
short passages. The outer ones are wet boathouses. The centre
one is a closed room with a semi-circular pool and water flowing
in a rill across the floor and cascading through a small opening
into the lake. To the rear, a small room with C18 water closet.

Listing NGR: SK3110340795

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