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Cragg Lane, Newton, Alfreton
Price Guide £450,000

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**PRICE GUIDE - £450,000 - £500,000** A PIECE OF HISTORY!!.. This incredible Grade II* Listed home truly is unlike anything we have seen on the market before. Boasting a magnificent plot within a conservation area, this terrific home's origins are believed to trace back to the Tudor...

Cragg Lane, Newton, Alfreton
Price Guide £450,000

**PRICE GUIDE - £450,000 - £500,000** A PIECE OF HISTORY!!.. This incredible Grade II* Listed home truly is unlike anything we have seen on the market before. Boasting a magnificent plot within a conservation area, this terrific home's origins are believed to trace back to the Tudor era, with an estimated construction period between 1550-1605. The property itself has a fascinating history, presenting generous accommodation that is filled with traditional and timeless architectural features including original fireplaces and wooden beaming throughout, while the extensive surrounding grounds further amplify the grandeur of this stunning home. Extensive renovation is required to transform the home into its full potential, and unlock a blank canvas for your creativity and needs. The property oozes character and individuality, boasting an incredible entrance hall that provides ample reception space. There's an excellent primary living room, along with a separate sitting room and study. The open-plan kitchen/diner provides space for all essential appliances, and provides a fantastic setting for dinner parties. The property also benefits from a convenient ground floor WC and cellar. The first floor welcomes you to five incredible bedrooms, all with an excellent amount of space and versatility. A bathroom and separate WC can also be found here. The second floor presents what was once the maids quarters, providing lots of flexibility to utilise to your own advantage, with scope for four additional bedrooms if desired. Heading outside, you will be presented with spectacular grounds that include expansive lawns and a terrific range of surrounding mature shrubs and trees - a truly amazing space to take advantage of. The property also boasts ample off-road parking space, along with a detached double garage. The property is within walking distance to the local primary school, and within three miles of excellent commuter links including the M1 and Junction 28.


FURNITURE AUCTION

A large selection of excellent furniture shown within the photos of Newton Old Hall will be available for purchase at The Derby Fine Art and Antique Auction by Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers from Tuesday 31st October through to Friday 3rd November. This will take place at their Derby Auction House at 46 Nottingham Road, Spondon, DE21 7NL. For more information, please visit https://www.bamfords-auctions.co.uk/. Alternatively, they can be contacted by email at sales@bamfords-auctions.co.uk, or by telephone on 01332 210 000.

HISTORY OF THE HALL

It is believed that a priest hole can be found within the hall that would date the property back to 1550-1605 during the Tudor era and the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1551 the property is believed to have been in ownership of Lord and Lady Sheffield who is recorded to have granted a house to The Richardson family in 1551 and 1554, who then became bailiffs for her Derbyshire lands. During this time, a chapel existed in the North Wall of the grounds until it fell into ruins in the late 1800s. In 1672, a licence granted for Simon Nowell to preach at the house of John Richardson of Newton. In 1670, Hearth tax record shows the Richardson family were taxed on seven hearths at the Old Hall.

Mary Coates and John Sutton, believed to be servants at the time, scratched their names into the pantry window in 1689. The main, original oak door to the Old Hall is situated opposite the original oak staircase and is reported to be a 17th century structure.

Jedediah Strutt, a frequent visitor of the Old Hall, rented a nearby farm from Mrs Carew Richardson in the 1750s where he developed his 'Derby Rib' machine, establishing a prosperous business that enabled him to help fund Sir Richard Arkwright in his Cotton Mill at Cromford, as well as founding seven mills himself in the Derwent Valley.

The Downing family took on the Old Hall from the Richardsons in 1778 through a complicated inheritance. William Downing came into ownership of the the property, and expressed his wish to be buried at the Old Hall, a wish fulfilled in 1857. Alongside his grave are those of his wife Martha, and her sister Ann.

Following the death of William Downing, ownership of the Old Hall then passed to his grandson, William Downing Adlington of Skegby, who had a large corn milling business. He rented the property between 1860-1904 to a farmer named George Brooker and his family, who ran it as a farm. George's four grandchildren were the last babies born at the Old Hall, between 1897-1904.

The Old Hall was in major need of repair at the turn of 1900, with a significant expenditure undertaken by the last Downing owner. This enabled it to be sold to Mrs Mary Augusta Compton Salmond in 1913, who earned an OBE along with the nickname 'Little Mother' for her charitable work for distressed ex-serviceman. in 1940, a local industrialist name Mr Thomas Cotton bought the Old Hall and throughly renovated it and rebuilt Old Hall Cottage. Mr Cotton played a significant role in the village, with garden parties being held regularly on the grounds. On coronation day of Queen Elizabeth II, lightning struck and smashed the flagpole. Following the death of Mr Cotton in 1966, the Old Hall was sold to Mr Albert Gautier, followed in 1979 at auction to Mr and Mrs Quilliam. Finally, in 1985, Newton Old Hall became home to Mr and Mrs Radford.

Entrance Hall (5.99 x 6.92)

Accessed through a solid oak door with two windows to the front elevation and an oak staircase leading up to the first floor. With access to a store cupboard, and access into;

Kitchen (1.89 x 4.56)

Complete with stone based kitchen surfaces and shelving, space for appliances, and windows to the front and side.

Living Room (4.58 x 5.43)

With triple aspect windows to the front and side elevation.

Sitting Room (3.39 x 5.99)

With triple aspect windows to the side and front elevation.

Dining Room (4.30 x 5.11)

Open-plan with the kitchen and presenting ample dining space, and two windows to the side elevation.

Study (2.55 x 4.62)

With dual aspect windows to the side and rear elevation.

WC

Complete with a WC, hand wash basin, and window to the rear elevation. With access down to the cellar.

Cellar

With steps leading down from the WC.

First Floor Landing

With three windows to the side and rear elevation, and access into;

Bedroom One (4.64 x 5.52)

With dual aspect windows to the front and side elevation.

Bedroom Two (4.46 x 5.46)

With a window to the front elevation.

Bedroom Three (3.86 x 4.30)

With windows to the side and rear elevation.

Bedroom Four (3.29 x 4.10)

With triple aspect windows to the front and side elevation.

Bedroom Five (2.65 x 4.61)

With dual aspect windows to the side and rear elevation.

Bathroom (1.47 x 1.89)

Complete with a freestanding roll top bath, vintage hand wash basin, and window to the rear elevation.

WC

Complete with a high-flush WC.

Second Floor Landing

With access into;

Hobby Room/Bedroom Six (2.56 x 3.62)

With a window to the rear elevation.

Hobby Room/Bedroom Seven (2.56 x 3.47)

With a window to the rear elevation.

Hobby Room/Bedroom Eight (3.67 x 3.76)

With dual aspect windows to the side and rear elevation.

Reception Room (3.46 x 4.03)

With two windows to the side elevation.

Hobby Room/Bedroom Nine (3.34 x 3.45)

With a window to the side elevation.

Outside

Boasting a magnificent plot with gated access to a detached double garage. A second set of gates lead you through to the property and its grounds, where you'll find an impressive, expansive, and fully enclosed wrap-around plot with lawns, beautiful surrounding mature shrubs and trees, pathways, and storage. With excellent potential for tennis/badminton courts or bowling greens (subject to correct Listed Building Consent and Conservation Area Consent).

Additional Information

There is a gas mains supply to the property.

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