Amber Valley Info

This is the profile page for Dethick Manor | Visit this profile page for more information.





 













 

Dethick Manor

Categories: Local Information

This Entry Has Not Been Confirmed
Click Here To Confirm Details For This Entry

Dethick Manor is a 16th century manor house, situated at Dethick, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, much altered in the 18th century and converted to use as a farmhouse. It is a Grade II* listed building.

The manor of Dethick was anciently owned by the eponymous family. On the death in 1403 of Robert Dethick , the heir to the family's property at Dethick (though not the last Dethick male - the family owned land in Breadsall and Newhall in Derbyshire), the property passed to Thomas Babington who had married Isabel, the elder of Robert's two daughters. Babington was the son of Sir John Babington and nephew of Sir William Babington, Chief Justice in 1423.

The son of Isabel and Thomas, Sir John Babington of Dethick (High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1479) died in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field. His son Thomas and his grandson Anthony both served as High Sheriff.

The manor house, dating from the 15th century, was rebuilt by the Babingtons in the 16th century. Sir Anthony Babington, born at the manor house in 1561, was attained and executed for High Treason for his part in the Babington Plot. As a result of his earlier transfer of ownership to his younger brother the sequestration of the estate was avoided.

In the 17th century the Babingtons sold the property. Later owners included Blackwell and Hallowes. The house was eventually used as a farmhouse and was substantially altered and extended for that purpose in the 18th century. Substantial elements of the 15th century manor house remain incorporated into the present structure.

The manor farm was supplemented by the adjoining church farm, which an 1891 source describes as follows: "The church of St. John the Baptist is a small edifice of stone, dating from 1220, and consists of chancel, nave and a lofty western tower, dated 1535, containing one small bell: there are three memorial windows, and 60 sittings. ... The soil is sandy; subsoil, gritstone. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and about one-half the land is in pasture. The acreage is 1,826; rateable value, £4,748; the population in 1881 was 1,036." In 1530-32, Anthony Babington raised the original 13th C roof by means of clerestory windows and added the unusual tower, distinctive of Dethick.

In 2008, the present day, Dethick Manor Farm is owned by the television presenter Simon Groom. He and his wife run the 170-acre (0.69 km2) farm.

Original information taken from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dethick_Manor
Distributed under a Creative Commons licence
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0



Upload Files Update Listing Search Similar Advertise


Amber Valley Local News


Project sails on its way at Heage Windmill Having found that two sails at Heage windmill needed to be replaced due to wood rot the Tr... read more

Will it be another washout today? The weekend has finally arrived - but what does the weather have in store for today?... read more

Hazelwood chemicals firm takes on record number of placement students A Hazelwood chemicals firm has recruited a record number of pla... read more

Derbyshire police pay respects to officer who was 'murdered' while on duty Derbyshire police have paid their respects to an officer w... read more

More news from Amber Valley











Cookies


Find out more about cookies we store on your computer.
Advertising


Find out about advertising on Amber Valley info.
Q R Codes


Find out about and download our QR Codes.
Social Media


Amber Valley Info are on Facebook and Twitter.
Legal Stuff


Read our copy of the sites terms and conditions.
Business Listings in Alfreton, Business Listings in Ripley, Business Listings in Heanor, Business Listings in Belper, Business Listings in Amber Valley, Business Listings in Somercotes, Business Listings in Swanwick, Business Listings in Loscoe, Business Listings in Codnor, Business Listings in Ambergate, Business Listings in Crich, Business Listings in South Wingfield, Business Listings in Denby, Business Listings in Heage, Business Listings in Kilburn, Business Listings in Duffield, Business Listings in Chesterfield, Business Listings in Derby, Business Listings in Nottingham, Business Listings in Derbyshire, Business Listings in East Midlands, Business Listings in Matlock, Business Listings in Ilkeston, Business Listings in Mansfield, Business Listings in Sutton In Ashfield, Business Listings in Kirkby In Ashfield, Business Listings in DE5, Business Listings in DE55, Business Listings in DE56