Castern Hall 7006

Derby, England, Staffordshire, Staffordshire Moorlands

Brief Description

The house is situated on an escarpment overlooking the Manifold Valley. Remaining features include gate piers and walls to the original 17th-century garden. There are also signs of terracing. The 19th-century kitchen garden remains extant, though overgrown.


The 17th-century house was remodelled around 1740. It was probably rebuilt for Nicholas Hurt (1710-1767). Possible architects are the Smiths of Warwick or the local master mason Richard Trubshaw of Haywood in Staffordshire. Details are given in 'Country Life' (February lst 1979).

  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The 17th-century house was re-built around 1740. It is possible that the architects were the Smiths of Warwick.
  • Terrace
  • Description: There are signs of terracing remaining.
  • Wall
  • Description: Some walls to the 17th-century garden remain.
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  • Kitchen Garden
  • Description: The kitchen garden is now overgrown.
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Civil Parish

  • Ilam
Associated People


  • Staffordshire Gardens and Parks Trust