Hartington Hall

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Coordinates: 53°08′25″N 1°48′17″W / 53.14028°N 1.80472°W / 53.14028; -1.80472

Hartington Hall Youth Hostel

Hartington Hall is a much altered and extended 17th-century manor house at Hartington, Derbyshire, now a youth hostel.

The Hall was built by the Bateman family. They were a well-established Norfolk family who settled at Hartington in the 16th century.[1] Richard Bateman married Ellen Toplis of Tissington and it was their eldest son, Hugh, who built the new manor house at Hartington in 1611.[2][3] In 1862 Thomas Osborne Bateman[4] oversaw the substantial alteration and extension.[2] The work was carried out by Henry Isaac Stevens of Derby.[5]

The house is built to an H plan: the main entrance front has three storeys and three gabled bays, the central bay recessed with an off-centre porch entrance. The dates of building and alterations are recorded on a lintel above the door.[2] It is now a Grade II listed building.[2]

The Batemans remained at Hartington until the 20th century. In 1934 the property was opened as a youth hostel[6] by the Youth Hostels Association (YHA) and became the property of YHA in 1948.[5] Though it retains dormitory accommodation, it has many small rooms with ensuite facilities. There is a restaurant on site, open to the public as well as guests. It also has an adventure playground and a pets' area.[7] A popular wedding venue, it also has a bridal suite.[8] It has been claimed that Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed at the Hall during the Jacobite rising of 1745.[9]


  1. ^ Burke, John (1836). A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. 3. Henry Colburn. pp. 349–351. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Architectural description of Hartington Hall". Heritage Gateway. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland. Kelly's Directorys. 1891. pp. 220–221. 
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory states that the 1862 refurbishment was conducted by the then owner, F O F Bateman's, father. Frederick Osborne Fitz Herbert Bateman's tombstone gives his father's name, Thomas Osborne Bateman ("Memorial inscriptions: St Giles Church, Hartington". Retrieved 14 May 2009. )
  5. ^ a b "Hartington Hall". Derbyshire and Peak District Country Houses and Gardens. Derbyshire UK. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  6. ^ Neal, Tim; Neal, Simon (1993). Youth Hostels of England and Wales 1931–1993. YHA. ISBN 0-9522254-0-9. 
  7. ^ "Hartingon Hall". YHA. 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Celebrate your wedding at Hartingon Hall". YHA. 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Hartington". BygoneDerbyshire. 12 February 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 

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