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Barlborough Old Hall Park Street, Barlborough, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 4ES

Offers in the region of: £695,000
A unique opportunity has arisen to acquire this exquisite family residence of historical importance. Barlborough Old Hall is an outstanding five bedroomed detached home, steeped in history and dating back to the late sixteenth century. This exceptional property retains a wealth of original features and provides extensive and versatile accommodation throughout.
  • * A Grade II* Listed Hall of Historical Importance *
  • * One of Only a Few Remaining ‘H’ shaped Manor Houses in Britain *
  • * A Wealth of Elegance, Character and History *
  • * Dating Back to the Late 16th Century *
  • * Five Exceptionally Spacious Double Bedrooms, Four Bathrooms and Four Reception Rooms *
  • * High Ceilings to all Rooms *
  • * Generously Sized Gardens with Off-Road Parking and Garaging *
  • * Versatile Accommodation *
  • * Sympathetically Restored Creating a Sublime Mix of Ancient and Modern *
  • * Must be Viewed to be Fully Appreciated *
The property has good access to the local amenities of Barlborough including shops, cafes, public houses and good local schooling including Barlborough Hall School and Mount St Mary’s College private schools. Also having good access to public transport and being conveniently located for Sheffield, Chesterfield and easy access to the A1/M1.
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The History of Barlborough Old Hall
Barlborough Old Hall is a marvel, a piece of living history for a connoisseur. It is one of the few remaining ‘H’ shaped manor houses in Britain. Sir Francis Rhodes (c.1530 – 1588) built Barlborough Hall and built Barlborough Old Hall for his steward John Savile in the parish of Barlborough, Derbyshire.

Barlborough Old Hall retains a wealth of original features, which consist of stone mullioned windows, stone-arched fireplaces, stone door surrounds, exposed oak beams and lime-ash flooring. Also remaining, are four ornate plaster overmantles; one of these is the joint coat of arms of John Savile and his wife, another has the date of 1633 inset in lead and was made to commemorate a visit by King Charles 1st to Welbeck Abbey.

The property was built in the late sixteenth century on the site of an existing manor, hence the title ‘Old’. The design is attributed to John Smythson, one of three generations of architects who designed a number of buildings in Derbyshire and the surrounding counties. The quadrangular ‘H’ style of floor plan came to fruition during the reign of Henry VII and Henry VIII, as it became fashionable for larger buildings to incorporate devices/riddles into house designs to delight visitors and served to demonstrate the owner’s wit.

The house exemplifies the principles of symmetry and light, which are features of Smythson design. Symmetry is shown throughout the house and the front gardens also conform to the rules of symmetry. The house and the positioning of the windows and doors, together with the layout of the rooms are all typical of Smythson’s use of light.

The current floor plan on both levels is very similar to the original – the only exceptions are a division of one room that was constructed in the early 1800’s, and a division of the Kitchen Chamber completed in the late 1980’s.

Barlborough Old Hall is built of coursed sandstone from the Hardwick quarry with a pantile roof. The interior features many original features, including Medieval-style arched doorways, original fireplaces, and four finely plastered overmantels.

The South side was built to be used as the grander side of the house. This is where guests would be entertained – evidence of this can be seen in the plasterwork and the south stairway. The North side was the utilitarian part of the property, where staff would serve from the kitchen, buttery, pantry and cellar.
The property briefly comprises on the ground floor: Entrance porch, great hall, North inner hallway, kitchen, buttery, store, pantry, South inner hallway, great parlour, little parlour and a WC.

On the first floor: South landing, great parlour chamber, Jack and Jill en-suite, little parlour chamber, little parlour chamber en-suite, great chamber, great chamber dressing room, North landing, buttery chamber, kitchen chamber, kitchen chamber en-suite and family bathroom.

On the basement level: Wine cellar.
Ground Floor
A heavy oak door opens to the:
Entrance Porch
Having a west facing steel framed leaded window, wall mounted light point and a stone bench.

An oak door opens to the:
Great Hall
Great Hall
7.8m x 7.1m (25'7" x 23'3")
An impressive hall, with ample space for a full sized dining table. Having West and East facing stone mullioned leaded windows with sandstone window seats, moulded beam, wall mounted light points, central heating radiators and sandstone tiled flooring. To one corner, there’s an area, which could be used for additional dining and having a coved ceiling, wall mounted light point and fitted timber benches. The focal point of the room is the large sandstone mantel and hearth with a log burning stove. Access can be gained to the buttery/pantry and to the North and South inner hallways.

An oak door opens to the:
North Inner Hallway
North Inner Hallway
Having a wall mounted light point and original stone flagged flooring. A staircase rises to the first floor North landing and an oak door opens to the kitchen.
Kitchen
Kitchen
5.5m x 5.5m (18'0" x 18'0")
A country style kitchen with North and South facing stone mullioned leaded windows, original oak beams, spotlighting and tiled flooring. There’s a range of fitted base units with a tiled work surface, tiled upstands and an inset 2.0 bowl sink with a chrome mixer tap. The focal point of the room is the inglenook with an impressive sandstone mantel and inset Aga having four ovens, two hot plates, warming plates and the boiler serving the central heating system. Also having an original bread oven and an oak entrance door with an oak bolt hole opening to the North side of the property.

From the Great Hall, an opening with a sandstone archway gives access to the:
Buttery
Buttery
5.5m x 3.4m (18'0" x 11'1")
Having a North facing stone mullioned window, original oak beams, wall mounted light points, central heating radiator and sandstone tiled flooring. An opening gives access to a useful store.
Store
A versatile and useful store room, which could be used as a boot room. Having wall mounted light points, original oak beams, stone flagged flooring and a heavy oak door with an oak bolt hole opening to the North of the property.

From the buttery, oak steps with an oak hand rail and balustrading rises to the:
Pantry
5.5m x 3.4m (18'0" x 11'1")
Having North and East facing stone mullioned leaded windows, original oak beams, wall mounted light points and a central heating radiator.

An oak door opens to a stone staircase, which leads down to the:
Basement Level
Cellar
5.4m x 3.7m (17'8" x 12'1")
Having North and East facing stone mullioned leaded windows, original oak beams, lighting, stone bench, inset wine rack storage and tiled flooring.
Ground Floor Continued
From the Great Hall, an original oak door with a stone archway opens to the South inner hallway.
South Inner Hallway
South Inner Hallway
Having a pendant light point and sandstone tiled flooring. Doors open to the great parlour, little parlour and to a WC.

An original door opens to the:
Great Parlour
Great Parlour
5.9m x 5.4m (19'4" x 17'8")
Originally, this would have been the main reception room of the house, as indicated by its elegant and grand features. Having South and West facing stone mullioned leaded windows with deep sills, coved ceiling, wall mounted light points, TV/aerial points, telephone point and stone tiled flooring. The focal point of the room is the thermostatically controlled Efel gas fuelled stove with a sandstone mantel and an original Dolphin frieze over mantel. A heavy oak door with an oak bolt hole opens to the South of the property.
Little Parlour
5.5m x 5.4m (18'0" x 17'8")
Having South and East facing stone mullioned leaded windows, wall mounted light points and stone tiled flooring. The focal point of the room is the Euroheat gas log effect fire with a stone mantel and a brick surround.
WC
WC
Having a South facing stone mullioned leaded window, wall mounted light point, chrome heated towel rail, original oak door frame with sawtooth detailing and stone tiled flooring. There’s an antique style WC and a Belfast style sink with a chrome mixer tap.

From the South inner hallway, an original stone staircase rises to the:
First Floor
South Landing
Having a pendant light point, original oak beams and original lime-ash flooring. Doors open to the great chamber, great parlour chamber, little parlour chamber and an original oak door opens to a stone staircase rising to the attic.
Great Parlour Chamber
Great Parlour Chamber
5.8m x 5.5m (19'0" x 18'0")
A substantially spacious double bedroom, which would have originally served as the grandest bedroom. Having West and East facing stone mullioned leaded windows, moulded beam, pendant light point, TV/aerial points and original lime-ash flooring. The focal point of this exceptionally large bedroom is the Efel gas stove with a sandstone mantel, stone tiled hearth and an original over mantel, which was commissioned to commemorate a visit from King Charles I to Welbeck Abbey - date-stamped 1633 with graphite lead.

An oak door opens to a:
Jack and Jill En-Suite
Jack and Jill En-Suite
Having a West facing window, wall mounted light point, partially tiled walls with Hopton limestone tiles, original lime-ash flooring and a chrome heated towel rail. There’s a suite in white, which comprises of a low-level WC, a Heritage pedestal wash hand basin with a chrome mixer tap and a panelled corner bath with a chrome mixer tap and an additional hand shower facility. An oak door opens to the Great Chamber.
Little Parlour Chamber
Little Parlour Chamber
5.5m x 3.3m (18'0" x 10'9")
Originally serving as one large room and now being split into a bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. Having South and East facing stone mullioned leaded windows, wall mounted light points, electric radiator, telephone point and original lime-ash flooring.
Little Parlour Chamber En-Suite
Little Parlour Chamber En-Suite
Having a South facing stone mullioned framed leaded window, pendant light points, electric radiator and original lime-ash flooring. There’s a suite in white, which comprises of a low-level WC, Heritage pedestal wash hand basin with a chrome mixer tap and a free standing bath with a chrome mixer tap and an additional hand shower facility. To one corner, there’s a separate, fully tiled shower enclosure, with a fitted rain head shower, an additional hand shower facility and a glazed screen/door.

From the South side landing, an original oak door opens to the:
Great Chamber
Great Chamber
7.2m x 5.5m (23'7" x 18'0")
Originally, The Great Chamber would have been a large reception room but now it is more suitably used as an exceptionally spacious bedroom. Having West and East facing stone mullion leaded windows, original oak beams, wall mounted light points, TV/aerial point, telephone point and original lime-ash flooring. The focal point of the room is the Efel gas stove with a stone mantel, stone/oak hearth and an original overmantel possibly depicting the origin of the house due to the feature of the arms relating to the Savile and Garth families. Oak doors open to the dressing room, Jack-and-Jill en-suite and the North side landing.
Dressing Room
Having a South facing glazed window, wall mounted light point and oak flooring.

An original oak door opens to the:
North Landing
Having a North facing stone mullioned leaded window, original oak beams, wall mounted light points and original lime-ash flooring. Oak doors open to the buttery chamber, kitchen chamber and to the family bathroom. An original timber staircase rises to the attic.
Buttery Chamber
Buttery Chamber
6.5m x 5.4m (21'3" x 17'8")
A large bedroom, with North and East facing stone mullioned leaded windows, original oak beams, wall mounted light points, central heating radiators, telephone point and TV/aerial points. The focal point of the room is the open fireplace with a stone mantel, brick surround, stone hearth and an original over mantel with trailing leaves and grotesque mask, signifying the buttery chamber as a room of some importance.
Kitchen Chamber
Kitchen Chamber
5.6m x 3.7m (18'4" x 12'1")
A good sized double bedroom, with a North facing stone mullioned leaded window, original oak beams, wall mounted light points, central heating radiator, TV/aerial points and a telephone point. To one wall, there’s a range of fitted furniture incorporating long hanging and shelving.

An oak door opens to the:
Kitchen Chamber En-Suite
Kitchen Chamber En-Suite
Having a North facing stone mullioned leaded window, spotlighting, partially tiled walls, central heating radiator and tiled flooring. There’s a Villeroy and Boch suite in white, which comprises of a low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with a chrome mixer tap and a panelled whisper air bath with a chrome mixer tap and an Aqualisa shower. To one wall, there’s a range of fitted furniture incorporating shelving.
Family Bathroom
Having a North facing stone mullioned leaded window, spotlighting, partially tiled walls and a central heating radiator. There’s a suite comprising of a low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with a chrome mixer tap and a panelled bath with a chrome mixer tap.

From the North landing, a stone staircase leads down to the inner hallway.
Exterior and Gardens
Exterior and Gardens
To the North, Barlborough Old Hall is set well back from Park Street with lawned areas and paths providing access to the entrance doors of the kitchen and buttery store and timber gates open to the West and East sides to the property.
Exterior and Gardens
To the West, there’s a large garden with planted shrub borders, mature trees, symmetrical lawned areas and a gravelled path. Also having a gravelled seating area with exterior lighting. The garden is fully enclosed by stone walling for privacy and security. Access can be gained to the entrance porch and a timber gate opens to Park Street. A full height timber gate opens to the East of the property.
Exterior and Gardens
To the East, there’s a garden being mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and being fully enclosed by stone walling. A track runs down the East of the property and provides access to the South side. The track also holds a right of access to a neighbouring cottage.
To the South, there’s a gravelled driveway with an external water tap, external power points, exterior lighting and providing parking for several vehicles. Access can also be gained to the garage and to a potting shed.
Exterior and Gardens
Garage
8.3m x 4.0m (27'2" x 13'1")
A stone built garage with an electric up-and-over door, light/power and an oak personal entrance door.
Potting Shed
A useful potting shed providing useful storage and having timber windows.
Viewings
Viewings are strictly by appointment with one of our Sales Consultants.
Note
All measurements are approximate. None of the services, fittings or appliances (if any), heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested and therefore no warranty can be given as to their working ability. All photography is for illustration purposes only.
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