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Chantry House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bakewell, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2133 / 53°12'47"N

Longitude: -1.6789 / 1°40'44"W

OS Eastings: 421537

OS Northings: 368518

OS Grid: SK215685

Mapcode National: GBR 57S.GBT

Mapcode Global: WHCD7.5HRG

Plus Code: 9C5W687C+8C

Entry Name: Chantry House

Listing Date: 7 January 1970

Last Amended: 5 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245840

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468183

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Bakewell

Built-Up Area: Bakewell

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Bakewell All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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831-1/4/143 (South side)
07/01/70 Chantry House
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Chantry House)


House. Medieval origin rebuilt c1780. Deeply-coursed sandstone
and limestone rubble; Welsh slate and concrete tile roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with cellar. 4-window range to entrance
front and 3-window range to right return facing North Church
Entrance front: bay 3 has part-glazed 6-panel door in porch
with trellised front and swept leaded roof. Projecting stone
sills to ashlar surrounds: 8/8 sash to left of porch and two
6/6 sashes over. Bay one has 2-light, square-faced mullioned
windows with 4/4 sashes. Bay 4 with 8/8 sash to each floor;
arcaded plaque to gable; ashlar copings. Stone end stack on
left; ridge stack; rendered stack on ridge behind bay 4 gable.
Rear: irregular masonry with C17 panelled door now painted and
partly glazed.
Right return: rubble limestone with battered plinth and large
quoins. Steps at left end and winding steps with iron handrail
to doorway on right. Large tripartite sashes with glazing bars
cut through a chamfered string course; a Medieval carving of
what appears to be a horse's head projects from wall above.
Tripartite sash and 2 4/8 sashes to first floor.
INTERIOR: chamfered, quoined entrance to arched cellar. Early
C19 staircase with turned newel and square rods; earlier
balusters to landing.
HISTORY: an extensive documentary collection with owner
indicates that the site at least has been associated with the
priest engaged by the Chantry of Our Lady since the C12 or
possibly before.
The Chantry property can be traced through to the Dissolution
of the Chantries in 1547 when Sir Richard Manners purchased
the freehold. There are specific references to the house in
C17 documents relating to the rebuilding of churchyard walls.
In 1781 a major rebuilding scheme prompted the Society of
Antiquaries to publish a drawing of the early fabric; this
shows a house of the same form with mullioned windows and the
suggestion of a round-arched doorway to first floor in the

manner of a first-floor hall house; also shown is a gable
plaque with chalice and missal framed by ancient lettering.
(Journal of the Bakewell and District Historical Society:
1990-: 9-12; Collection of Archival Documents).

Listing NGR: SK2153768518

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