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Drakelow Hall (Drakelowe Hall)

  • Earlier Houses: There was probably an earlier house on the site of the Elizabethan house.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The stables, some cottages, and the walls and terraces from Reginald Blomfield's Sunken Garden are all extant and Grade II-listed.

  • Architect: Reginald Theodore Blomfield

    Date: 1902
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  • 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: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 94, 1855.

    Country Life: XXI, 378, 1907. LXXV, 161 [Landscape Room], 1934.

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT ELIZABETHAN HOUSE: Sir George Gresley, 1st Bt., until 1651; Sir Thomas Gresley, 2nd Bt., 1651-99; Sir William Gresley, 3rd Bt., 1699-1710; Sir Thomas Gresley, 4th Bt., 1710-46; Sir Thomas Gresley, 5th Bt., 1746-53; Sir Nigel Gresley, 6th Bt., 1753-87; Nigel Bowyer Gresley, 7th Bt., 1787-1808; Sir Roger Gresley, 8th Bt., 1808-37; Sir William Nigel Gresley, 9th Bt., 1837-47; Sir Thomas Gresley, 10th Bt., 1847-68; Sir Robert Gresley, 11th Bt., 1868-1931; Gresley family here from the 13th century until 1931. Sir Clifford Gothard, 1940s.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No