Middleton Hall, Stoney Middleton

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Middleton Hall
Meadow by Stoke Brook - geograph.org.uk - 1443936.jpg
Middleton Hall beyond the meadow
Grid reference: SK23227548
Location: 53°16’32"N, 1°39’12"W
Village: Stoney Middleton
Built Early 17th century
For: Robert Ashton
Country house

Middleton Hall is a restored 17th-century country house in Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire. It is a Grade II listed building.[1]

The house was built in the mid-17th century for Robert Ashton (who was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1665). His son sold it to Edward Finney in 1690. In 1790, Finney's daughter and heiress married Joseph Denman of Bakewell, on whose death the property passed to his nephew Thomas Denman, who was Lord Chief Justice, 1832–50 (and latest the 1st Baron Denman).[2]

The house was let out to tenants from 1817 to 1830 but Denman retook possession and altered and extended the house. The Denmans remained in ownership until the fifth Baron sold the estate in 1953.

The house stood empty and neglected for almost 25 years. In 1977 it was resold, the 19th-century alterations and additions were largely demolished and the house was restored to its 16th-century appearance.[1]

The Hall, sketched


  1. 1.0 1.1 National Heritage List 1110002: The Hall (Grade II listing)
  2. Old Halls, Manors and Families of Derbyshire (1892) Joseph Tilley. History