Shardlow Hall, Derbyshire

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Shardlow Hall

Shardlow Hall is a 17th-century former country house at Shardlow, Derbyshire now in use as commercial offices. It is a Grade II* listed building which is officially listed on the Buildings at Risk Register.[1]

The house was built in 1684 for Leonard Fosbrooke, originally to an H-plan design with two storeys with parapets and a six-bay entrance front. A series of six Leonard Fosbrookes succeeded to the estate, two of whom served as High Sheriff of Derbyshire.[2] A new seven-bayed west garden front was constructed in 1726, and in the late 18th century the entrance front was extended by the creation of single-storey wings, each terminating in a pedimented two-storey pavilion.[1]

The Fosbrookes moved to Ravenstone Hall and in 1826 sold the house to James Sutton of Shardlow, High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1842.

The house ceased use as a residence and was occupied by Shardlow Hall School from 1911 to 1933.

More recently it has been used as commercial offices.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b English Heritage: Images of England, architectural description of listed building
  2. ^ A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland John Burke (1835) Fosbrooke of Shardlow p627 Google Books

Coordinates: 52°52′12″N 1°21′00″W / 52.870°N 1.350°W / 52.870; -1.350