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Radbourne Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Radbourne, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.9176 / 52°55'3"N

Longitude: -1.5751 / 1°34'30"W

OS Eastings: 428664

OS Northings: 335654

OS Grid: SK286356

Mapcode National: GBR 5CL.4L0

Mapcode Global: WHCFM.SX3Q

Entry Name: Radbourne Hall

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334517

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82634

Location: Radbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE6

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Radbourne

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Radbourne St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

2/47 (North Side)
2.9.52 Radbourne Hall

Country house. 1739 with c1865 addition, restored and reduced
c1960. Built for German Pole, probably by William Smith the
Younger. Rusticated stone basement, red brick with stone
dressings elsewhere. Hipped slate roof with brick ridge stacks
hidden by stone coped brick parapets. Plain stone plinth, plain
sill band. to top of basement and moulded stone cornice. Two
storey plus basement, and seven bays with three central bays
advanced. Entrance front has broad flight of stone steps with
shaped balusters, across central three bays. To either side the
basement has two glazing bar sashes with rusticated voussoirs.
Above are six full height glazing bar sashes with alternating
segmental and triangular pediments, moulded shouldered surrounds
and pulvinated friezes. To centre, double glazed doors in
Corinthian doorcase with dentilled segmental pediment and
pulvinated frieze. Above again, seven glazing bar sashes in
moulded shouldered surrounds. Central bays have triangular
pediment over with central achievement of Pole family amidst
abundant flower and foliage carving. Park elevation in similar
style with advanced central three bays, seven glazing bar sashes
on each level, those to ground floor with moulded cornice rather
than pediments, and bull's eye window to central pediment. East
and west elevations are of three bays with central bays
advanced. West elevation has similar disposition and style of
windows as main elevation, except for central bay which has a
glazed door below rusticated voussoirs to basement, above which
is a round window in moulded surround and a large Venetian
staircase window. East elevation is plainer without rustication
to the basement and with Venetian window to ground floor of
central bay. Attached to north corner the remains of a large
c1865 addition, now mostly demolished. Complete contemporary
interior of high quality, with wide mahogany dogleg staircase
with turned balusters, fluted to base and moulded ramped
handrail. Entrance hall has twin columned screen, plasterwork
ceiling with Greek Key design to ribs and central shell rose,
moulded fireplace with pedimented overmantle and oak leaf
decoration to pulvinated frieze below and matching niche on
opposite wall, also pairs of doors in architectural surrounds,
those to far side of screen pedimented. Saloon behind has
painted and gilded wood and stucco decoration of elaborate
design, covering walls and ceiling. End walls have sets of
three pictures, in gilt architectural frames, by Joseph Wright
and south wall has two large paintings by J H Mortimer in
similar frames. Paired doors have bolection moulded acanthus
leaf friezes and moulded cornices, also open pediment to hall
door. Fireplace has shouldered surround and overmantle with
open pediment and central bust. Dining room is completely
panelled with dentilled cornice, and coved ceiling with Greek
Key frieze, also a re-used C18 coloured marble bolection moulded
fireplace and segment headed mirror in moulded surround to east
wall covering cupboard niche. Old Dining Room, now kitchen, has
coved ceiling and dado rail but original grey marble fireplace
has been re-used in the basement. Library has been refashioned
in Adam style with C19 bookshelves. Drawing room, opposite, has
original coved ceiling and marble fireplace with shouldered
surround and swan-necked pediment to overmantle with scrolled
sides. Upper rooms are much plainer. The Tapestry Room has
Jacobean chimneypiece and re-used C18 panelling, probably
re-used from the earlier house. One of the north bedrooms has a
good mahogany pedimented overmantle but others have modest C18
fireplaces. Corridor has bolection moulded plaster panels.
Ceiling to west end over the main staircase has fine plaster
rose in moulded circular panel. Basement has few features
except for some re-used C17 panelling in one bedroom and the
groin vaulted passage from one side of the house to the other.

Listing NGR: SK2866435654

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

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