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Longford Hall and Attached Garden Wall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Longford, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.9412 / 52°56'28"N

Longitude: -1.6814 / 1°40'53"W

OS Eastings: 421505

OS Northings: 338249

OS Grid: SK215382

Mapcode National: GBR 5C2.MQ1

Mapcode Global: WHCFL.4BLJ

Plus Code: 9C4WW8R9+FC

Entry Name: Longford Hall and Attached Garden Wall

Listing Date: 13 June 1967

Last Amended: 19 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109787

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81255

Location: Longford, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE6

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Longford

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Longford St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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6/25 (North Side)
13.6.67 Longford Hall and attached
garden wall (formerly listed
as 'The Hall')
Country house. Built in the late C16 for the de Longford family, and altered in early
C18 by the Coke family, who had inherited in c1620. The house was burnt out in 1942
and restored from c1960 onwards. Red brick with stone and gauged brick dressings,
stone quoins, brick plinth with stone copings, first and second floor plain stone
bands and moulded stone eaves cornice. Balustraded parapets with plain stone piers,
topped by ball finials and urns to the corners, behind which the roof is hidden;
having been rebuilt at third storey level after the fire. South front has four large
external C16, quoined brick stacks, topped by octagonal brick pots with stone bands
and cornices. Originally H-plan, now the western half of north range has been
demolished. 15 bay south front, three storeys but top storey now only a facade.
South elevation has five groups of three windows, separated by the four stacks. Ground
floor has two groups of three glazing bar sashes with stack between to west and single-
glazing bar sashes either side of glazed door to two eastern groups, central group
has two glazing bar sashes to west and a similar glazed door to east. Above, 15
glazing bar sashes Both these and the ground floor openings are all set in the flush
stone surrounds of the original mullioned and transomed windows. Above again 15
blocked early C18 windows with gauged brick, flat arches and double stone keystones.
Immediately over, a triglyphed frieze,with decorative circles flanked by flowers on
the front of the stacks and to centre of the facade. West gable wall of south range
has two storey balustraded C19 bay window, with 3-light cross windows to south, and
moulded doorcase, possibly with original open scrolled pediment to top, to north.
Above to north, a 2-light-recessed cross window with relieving arch over, and above
again, two 2-light recessed mullion windows, now blocked. East facades of north and
south ranges have three bays of glazing bar sashes with blocked windows over, similar
to south facade. Central single storey wing has been almost completely rebuilt and
has three central advanced bays with quoined pilaster strips, flanked by single bays,
each with tripartite glazing bar sash in quoined surround. Similar windows to central
side bays, whilst central,narrower, bay has only single glazing bar sash. Balustraded
parapet over,with stone piers topped by ball finials. Central bay originally had
stone porch which has been removed to rear of south range, and has quoined doorcase
with pilaster strips to sides, over which is a moulded cornice and scrolled pedimented
parapet with ostrich in laurel leaf circle carved to centre, and pilasters to sides.
North range,side facades are much altered and the interior a gutted shell. All
fenestration glazing bar sashes. Attached to north-east corner is a high, brick C18
garden wall with flat stone copings and large semi-circular headed niches to east side,
Interior of house completely rebuilt after the fire, except for C16 panelling in
dining room with strapwork frieze to top.

Listing NGR: SK2150538249

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