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Holme Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Bakewell, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2186 / 53°13'6"N

Longitude: -1.6788 / 1°40'43"W

OS Eastings: 421547

OS Northings: 369106

OS Grid: SK215691

Mapcode National: GBR 57S.8D7

Mapcode Global: WHCD7.5CVD

Plus Code: 9C5W689C+CF

Entry Name: Holme Hall

Listing Date: 13 March 1951

Last Amended: 5 December 1997

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468143

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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Listing Text


831-1/3/103 (North side (off))
13/03/51 Holme Hall
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Holme Hall)


Mansion. Dated 1626 and 1628 but with earlier and later wings.
The 1626-28 range built for Barnard Wells. Coursed limestone
and chert with ashlar sandstone to the porch facade, parapets,
stacks and dressings; graduated slate and stone slate roofs.
EXTERIOR: 1626-28 block of 3 storeys and 3x4 bays; later C17
wing to rear right is lower and of 3 bays; 2-storey and attic,
3-bay wing against left return forms an L-shape enclosing an
early wing adjoining the rear left corner of the 1626-28
block. Various mullioned and transomed windows with leaded
Original (south) entrance front: symmetrical; large quoins;
chamfered plinth. Central 3-storey porch with moulded doorway
infilled by ovolo-moulded cross-window; lintel with recessed
date panel 'BWB 1626'; moulded and transomed 4-light window
with dripmould to first floor; double-chamfered 4-light window
to second floor. Bays to either side have early canted
2-storey bay windows with renewed cross-windows and
rectangular-pane leaded lights; second-floor windows as centre
(which, together with the central first-floor window have
diamond-pane leaded lights). String courses beneath embattled
ashlar parapets with shaped finials and central bellcote said
to bear the date 1628 and name 'Barnard Wells' (sic).
Hipped roof with rolled-lead ridges; large central stack with
band, cornice and ashlar pots.
Wing set back to left: various double-chamfered mullioned
windows with iron casements and Gothick leaded lights;
single-light window to first-floor right has 6/9 sash;
dripmoulds. Studded, cross-boarded oak door in chamfered,
quoined surround which cuts a pointed-arched doorway of
uncertain date. Parapet links 3 dormers each with one keyed
oeil-de-boeuf beneath ogee gable with moulded copings and
Hipped roof with corniced ridge stack and 3 matching dormers
to left return.
Right return of 1626-28 block: ovolo-moulded cross-windows to
each floor; interrupted dripmoulds; C19 doorway to bay 3 has

studded door and fanlight with ogee glazing bars in moulded,
arched surround beneath hoodmould.
Later wing to right, of C17 origin, has doorway to bay 3,
otherwise 2-light double-chamfered mullioned windows to the
outer bays. Single-light window to first-floor centre beneath
C19 arched 3-light window. Ashlar parapet with finials; end
stack on right.
Rear: earliest wing to rear-left corner of 1626-28 range has
large external end stack adjoined by winding stone steps to
attic door on right; ashlar stack to ridge of stone slate
INTERIOR: ground floor of earliest wing has massive kitchen
fireplace with chamfered arch and niches within; large
scantling ceiling beams join into a transverse beam (now clad)
possibly on the line of a former screen. The room above has a
bolection-moulded fireplace and 2-panel door. Fragment of a
smoke-hood said to survive in the attic to rear of this wing.
1626-28 range with ashlar fireplaces backing onto the central
stack; oak panelling to the principal rooms, carved friezes of
different designs.
Closed-string oak staircase with turned balusters and
half-balusters against the newels; deep-section handrail;
early pendants but later ball finials.
The lower and upper passageways generally remodelled early C19
with 6-panel doors and basket archways.
Second-floor of rear-right wing has former chapel with
cambered tie beam and arched ceiling.

Listing NGR: SK2154769106

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

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