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Foston Hall and Attached Archway with Wrought Iron Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Foston and Scropton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.882 / 52°52'55"N

Longitude: -1.7253 / 1°43'31"W

OS Eastings: 418580

OS Northings: 331655

OS Grid: SK185316

Mapcode National: GBR 4BG.8M9

Mapcode Global: WHCFR.GTMF

Plus Code: 9C4WV7JF+RV

Entry Name: Foston Hall and Attached Archway with Wrought Iron Gates

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205231

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82677

Location: Foston and Scropton, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE65

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Foston and Scropton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Scropton

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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2/23 (South Side)
2.9.52 Foston Hall &
with wrought
iron gates


Country house, now HM Detention Centre. 1863 by T C Hine in
Jacobethan Style. Red brick with blue brick diaper work. Stone
dressings. Plain tile roofs with stone coped gables and
parapets and moulded kneelers. Prominent brick stacks with
octagonal shafts in groups of two, three and four. Flush stone
quoins and moulded stone bands. Two storeys with a three storey
tower. Asymmetrical plan. Asymmetrical west elevation of eight
bays. Off-centre tower with French Second Empire Style roof
with ironwork cresting and weather vane. Flanked by triple
stacks. Round-arched entrance with C19 panelled doors, flanked
by tall narrow windows, all enclosed within a tripartite
arrangement of Tuscan pilasters. Tripartite window above, and
above again. Venetian type window above in a shaped gable. To
the right, a single window and a small canted bay. Two similar
plain sashes above. To the right again, an external stack
rising to four shafts. To the left of the tower a narrow slit
window and a larger canted bay. Two sashes above in gabled half
dormers. Projecting gabled bay to left has large tripartite
window to ground floor and Venetian type window above. Broad
two bays to left with curved parapet, rising to a shaped gable.
Ground floor has a sash, a round-arched porch entrance and two
C20 windows. Two plain sashes above. All the windows have
moulded stone surrounds. Symmetrical six bay south elevation.
The centre part has four tall sashes to ground floor and four
smaller sashes above. Projecting end bays have shaped gables
and two storey canted bay windows. Attached to the north west
corner is a mid C18 archway (from the previous house).
Rusticated ashlar front, brick behind. Fluted capitals, and
pediment. C18 wrought iron gates, probably not originally for
this arch. The interior of the house has a Minton tiled
entrance hall and a small marble bolection moulded fireplace
with Delft Style tiles. Impressive staircase hall with stone
staircase around three sides, arcaded beneath with round arches
and naturalistic carving. Stone balustrade with a turned
polished crinoidal limestone handrail. Main rooms have moulded
cornices. Study has dentil cornice and early C18 Style chimney
piece. Marble surround and panelled wood overmantle with broken
pediment enclosing an urn and foliage. Grinling Gibbons Style
ceiling and carved wooden chimney piece. The room at the south
east corner has late C18 Style plaster panelling and white
marble chimney piece.

Listing NGR: SK1858031655

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