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Barlborough Old Hall

In the civil parish of Barlborough.
In the historic county of Derbyshire.
Modern Authority of Derbyshire.
1974 county of Derbyshire.
Medieval County of Derbyshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SK47647729
Latitude 53.29044° Longitude -1.28663°

Barlborough Old Hall has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


A rubble-built H-shaped house built (or at least started) on the site of an older capital mansion early in the 17th century by Sir John Rodes of Barlborough Hall for his elder son, John. However, the son was disinherited, quite probably before the house was complete. The design has been firmly attributed to John Smythson and was plainly intended to be an ornamental and romantic villa, perhaps castellated, with two small towers on the west front in the angles of the returns of the gabled projections. These, however, appear not to have been completed and since at least 1780 have terminated in lean-to roofs. The south front is almost symmetrical; however the entrance is not symmetrically placed. In 1670 the house was occupied by a Scots freebooter called Alan Lockhart who was assessed for tax on 12 hearths, but the house had been alienated by 1723. Thereafter it appears to have been divided into two and renamed Crosshouses. A century later it was back within the Barlborough Hall estate and was further divided into four, as 2-8 Church Street. By 1970 it had been empty for some time and had fallen into great decay but a decade later was acquired for restoration by the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust. This was completed by January 1984 and the house was sold to a private individual. (Derbyshire HER ref. Craven and Stanley)
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