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Babington House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wirksworth, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0837 / 53°5'1"N

Longitude: -1.5744 / 1°34'27"W

OS Eastings: 428602

OS Northings: 354132

OS Grid: SK286541

Mapcode National: GBR 59G.QRK

Mapcode Global: WHCDV.SRGC

Entry Name: Babington House

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335118

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79717

Location: Wirksworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE4

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Wirksworth

Built-Up Area: Wirksworth

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Wirksworth St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

No 35
SK 2854 1/20 24.10.50.


Circa 1630. Coursed stone rubble; 2 storeys and attics; 2 three-light
mullioned windows with drip-stones and fitted with early C19 casements;
2 moulded gabled dormers, each with two-light mullioned windows, one mutilated;
advanced gabled wing on right-hand side with a three-light mullioned window
as above; sundial affixed on gable face. A modern stuccoed embattled porch
is an incongruous feature.
The house contains an original fireplace and panelling and is associated
with the Babingtons. (Anthony Babington led the attempted rescue of Mary,
Queen of Scots).

Listing NGR: SK2860254132

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

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