Coxbench Hall

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Coxbench Hall is a late 18th-century country house, now in use as a residential home for the elderly, situated at Holbrook, Amber Valley, Derbyshire. It is a Grade II listed building.[1]

The Manor of Coxbench was held anciently by the Franceys family until the daughter and heiress of the last male Franceys married William Brooks.[2] Their grandson William Brooks Johnson MD (1763–1830) replaced the old manor house with the present house built by John Chambers of Horsley Woodhouse.[3]

The main block is built to a square plan, with a three-storey, three-bayed entrance front to the east, which carries an Tuscan porch with iron balustrading. A service wing to the north west incorporates a datestone inscribed WB1774.[1] A stable block continues the range to the north.

The property had numerous occupants during the 19th century, including Meynell and Alleyne.

Since 1984 the house has been in use as a residential care home for the elderly, and has gained the status of being a Quality Premium Home. There are also award-winning Close Care Apartments in the beautiful grounds.

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Coordinates: 52°59′15″N 1°26′59″W / 52.9876°N 1.4497°W / 52.9876; -1.4497