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Bentley Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hungry Bentley, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.94 / 52°56'24"N

Longitude: -1.7372 / 1°44'13"W

OS Eastings: 417760

OS Northings: 338102

OS Grid: SK177381

Mapcode National: GBR 49N.RM5

Mapcode Global: WHCFK.9C0G

Plus Code: 9C4WW7R7+24

Entry Name: Bentley Hall

Listing Date: 13 June 1967

Last Amended: 19 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81253

Location: Hungry Bentley, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE6

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Hungry Bentley

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Alkmonton St John

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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5/23 (South Side)
13.6.67 Bentley Hall (formerly listed
II* as The Hall)

House. Early C17 and early C18 with C19 additions and alterations. Red brick with
stone dressings, quoins and plinth. Plain tile roofs, hipped to west end of west wing,
with brick ridge, side wall and gable stacks. Two storeys plus garrets , to C17 wing and
two storey C18 wing. L-plan with advanced gabled three bay C17 wing to east and three
bay C18 west wing. C17 wing has continuous moulded first and second floor dripmoulds
and dentilled brick eaves band. South facade has central flush quoined doorcase with
original oak studded door, and to either side 3-light chamfered cross windows with
C20 leaded lights. To centre, covering the door and supporting bay window above, is
a canted porch with two banded columns to front, each with large moulded capitals, and
two tapering banded corbels with similar capitals to rear, flat moulded arches above
with rounded corners. Over, a moulded cornice and the canted bay window with rusticated
quoins to the front corners below the windows, 2-light chamfered cross windows to each
side and two semi-circular headed lights to the front with pierced spandrels, carved
head keystones and a central chamfered mullion. To either side are 2-light chamfered
cross windows with C20 leaded lights. Above, the bay window has a projecting moulded
cornice and a pierced balcony of cusped circles. To either side are 2-light chamfered
mullion windows. East elevation has similar chamfered cross windows, with central stair
windows raised in order to light the half landings. C18 west wing has rusticated quoins
to western corners and a moulded eaves cornice. North elevation has an off-centre,
full height ashlar single bay, with giant Corinthian pilasters, topped by a plain
entablature and moulded segmental pediment with laurel leaf circle, flanked by swags
to centre and swagged urn finial above. To base it has a bolection moulded doorcase
with fluted keystone, now filled by glazing bar sash. To either side of the bay are
blocked windows with flat gauged brick arches with stone keystones. Above, in central
bay, is an original C18 glazing bar sash in moulded surround. To either side are plain
blocked windows. Between the central sashes are large crude 'S' scrolls which form a
sort of pediment to the lower window South elevation of the west wing has somewhat
mutilated ground floor with two glazing bar sashes to west, both with flat brick arches
and stone keystones which continue above as stone lintels. To east is a shallower
blocked window, also with flat arch and stone keystone, but the stone lintel is
considerably higher. Beyond to east, is an inserted doorcase and door. Above, four
windows with alternating bolection and stepped moulded surrounds, two western ones
having glazing bar sashes, whilst eastern one is partly blocked with a narrower glazing
bar sash and the one between is completely blocked. All these windows project upwards
into the cornice above. Interior has two fine staircases, a C17 oak, open welled dog-
leg staircase with shaped splat balusters, moulded handrail, diamond finials and
pendentives and an C18,part dogleg,and part winder staircase. This has moulded oak
handrail and turned balusters, with carved acanthus leaf knobs, between which have
been inserted iron twists. Excellent plasterwork through both wings with carved
moulded cornices to all C17 first floor rooms. First floor landing to C17 wing has
bolection moulded plaster panelling to one wall and large crude swags over to doorcases.
Small north bedroom and the landing have later, probably early C18, plasterwork ovals
on ceilings of leaves and fruit, cruder, but similar to those at Sudbury Hall. C17 wing
also has an oak,bolection moulded,fireplace to one bedroom and a large inglenook fire-
place to north ground floor room. All doors to this wing are oak and panelled. C18
wing has acanthus leaf cornice and square frieze of plasterwork above the staircase

Listing NGR: SK1776038102

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