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Latitude: 52.8215 / 52°49'17"N
Longitude: -1.4225 / 1°25'20"W
OS Eastings: 439016
OS Northings: 325044
OS Grid: SK390250
Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.161
Mapcode Global: WHDHF.3BXS
Entry Name: Muniment Room in Melbourne Hall Garden
Listing Date: 10 November 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1281353
English Heritage Legacy ID: 83047
Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73
District: South Derbyshire
Civil Parish: Melbourne
Built-Up Area: Melbourne
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Melbourne St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK 38/3925 PARISH OF MELBOURNE CHURCH CLOSE
6/62 (East Side)
10.11.67 Muniment Room in
Melbourne Hall Garden
Dovecot or garden pavilion, now muniment room. Early C17,
remodelled in 1709. Rubble stone with ashlar quoins, plain band
between storeys and moulded cornice. Octagonal bell shaped
domed slate roof with lead flashings and a ball finial to top,
plus small brick side wall stack to north-east side. One storey
with basement and octagonal in plan. South-east side has steps
down to a C17 four-centred arched door into basement. Above is
a large glazing bar sash in raised plain surround with keystone.
Similar window to east side, and to west side there are steps up
to a plain raised doorcase with keystone and panelled door. All
these C18 openings break through the original C17 plain band.
Other sides blank. Remodelling coincided with the laying out of
the early C18 gardens designed by Royal Gardeners to Queen Anne,
London and Wise, for Thomas Coke of Melbourne Hall. Work
carried out by William Cook of Walcot. Included in the
Derbyshire Historic Gardens Register at Grade I. See item 6/63
Listing NGR: SK3901625044
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