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The Hunting Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chatsworth, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.232 / 53°13'55"N

Longitude: -1.6045 / 1°36'16"W

OS Eastings: 426500

OS Northings: 370628

OS Grid: SK265706

Mapcode National: GBR 57P.96J

Mapcode Global: WHCD8.B162

Plus Code: 9C5W69JW+R6

Entry Name: The Hunting Tower

Listing Date: 12 July 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1372877

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81652

Location: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Chatsworth

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Edensor St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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SK 2670
12.7.67 The Hunting Tower
Look-out or hunting tower, also known as The Stand. c1582,
possibly by Robert Smythson. Coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar dressings. Lead roofs. Square in plan with circular
angle turrets. Three storeys, the turrets rising to four
storeys. Chamfered plinth. Moulded first and second floor sill
bands and a pair of moulded bands defining the parapet. Moulded
cornices to the turrets which have domed roofs. The corner
turrets have paired cavetto moulded stone cross windows to
first, second and third floor, except the south west turret
which has them only to the top, as it contains the staircase,
which is lit by two small square windows with recessed and
chamfered surrounds. To the south a broad flight of nine stone
steps leads up to the entrance which has flat arch, stop moulded
surround and hoodmould. Half-glazed door. Cross window above
and above again. To the north and east are three tiers of
similar cross windows. Some plainly chamfered. To the west are
two single light transomed windows with recessed and chamfered
surrounds, to the first and second floors. In addition the
north and west sides have a blind 2-light recessed and chamfered
mullion window to the basement. To the east are steps down to a
basement entrance. Small rectangular windows to the lower
stages of the towers. All the windows have diamond leaded
lights. Interior: Ashlar chimneypiece to the ground floor room
may be C16. Similar but plainer one above and above again.
Spiral stone staircase. The turrets have domed ceilings with
moulded decorative plasterwork, probably by Abraham Smith.
Sources: Mark Girouard Elizabethan Chatsworth. Country Life
22 November 1973, pp 1668-1672. The Gardens and Park are
included on the Gardens Register at Grade I.

Listing NGR: SK2650070628

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