Parwich Hall

Coordinates: 53°05′17″N 1°43′24″W / 53.0881°N 1.7232°W / 53.0881; -1.7232
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Parwich Hall
Parwich Hall is located in Derbyshire
Parwich Hall
Location within Derbyshire
General information
Town or cityParwich
Year(s) built1747
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official nameThe Hall
Designated25 January 1951
Reference no.1281585

Parwich Hall

Parwich Hall is a privately owned 18th-century mansion house at Parwich, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire Dales. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

The Manor of Parwich was owned by the Cockaynes of Ashbourne until they sold it in about 1608 to Thomas Levinge of Norfolk. His great grandson, Richard Levinge, was Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and became the first of the Levinge Baronets.[2][3]

His son the second Baronet replaced the old manor house with the present brick and limestone mansion house in 1747.[4] The entrance front has three storeys and five bays, symmetrical around the slightly advanced and pedimented central bay.[4] A three-bayed service wing was added to the west in 1905 and raised to three storeys in 1930.[3]

The Levinge family seat was moved to Westmeath in Ireland and the house was let out and in 1814 was sold to William Evans|[3] of Allestree Hall. During part of the time of Evans' ownership the house was occupied by the vicar Rev Carr, a relative of Evans. After the death of Sir Thomas Evans in 1892, another clerical descendant, Rev Claud Lewis, had the use of the house.[3]

The house was sold in 1915 and again in 1931 when it was acquired by the Inglefield (later Crompton-Inglefield) family.[3] John Frederick Crompton-Inglefield was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1938.

It later became the home of the Shields family.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Historic England. "The Hall (Grade II*) (1281585)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  2. ^ "General history: Baronets". British History Online. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Parwich Hall". Parwich & District Local History Society. September 2003. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  4. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus (1978) [1953]. Derbyshire. The Buildings of England. Revised by Elizabeth Williamson. Yale University Press. p. 297. ISBN 0-14-071008-6.

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