An 1819 engraving of the House from "Neale's Views of Seats"
Built / Designed For: Francis Rodes
House & Family History: Francis Rodes, for whom Barlborough was built, was justice of the Common Pleas. The House is much in the style of Hardwick Hall and reflects the silhouette of that famous house. Barlborough Hall School began as the junior school to Mount St. Mary's College, founded by the Society of Jesus in the 1840s; it was established as a separate preparatory school in 1939, when it moved to Barlborough Hall.
Garden & Outbuildings: The Jacobean Stables are used as a house today.
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 216, 1853.
John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, 1818.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat / Home of: Francis Rodes, 16th century; Cornelius Heathcote Rodes, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: School
Primary Current Ownership Use: School
Ownership Details: Today Barlborough Hall School, an independent Jesuit Preparatory School for boys and girls.
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No