DiCamillo Companion

Shipley Hall

  • House & Family History: After the death of the last private owner in 1920, his son, Godfrey Miller-Mundy, sold the House and Estate to the Shipley Colliery Company, who allowed Shipley Hall to fall into disrepair and who mined coal directly beneath the House. After decades of neglect, the colliery company demolished Shipley in 1948. King Edward VII attended a house party at Shipley in the early 20th century.

    Collections: The majority of the contents of Shipley Hall were sold in the early 1920s.

    Comments: Shipley was considered one of the greatest Edwardian houses in Derbyshire.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: After the demolition of the House the iron gates were removed to Heanor Memorial Park, while door and other architectural fragments were installed in a house in Mansfield Woodhouse. In the 1970s the site of the House and part of the Park were acquired by the Derbyshire County Council and turned into a country park open to the public. In April 1991 the Grade II* model farm and water tower were listed for sale. The 1899 cricket ground is the home today of Shipley Hall Cricket Club.

  • Architect: William Eden Nesfield

    Date: 1860-61
    Designed: Dairy and Model Farm

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  • Title: Derbyshire Country House, The
    Author: Craven, Maxwell; Stanley, Michael
    Year Published: 1991
    Reference: pg. 184
    Publisher: Derbyshire: Breedon Books
    ISBN: 0907969968
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Victorian Country House, The
    Author: Girouard, Mark
    Year Published: 1990
    Reference: pg. 320
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300034725
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Miller-Mundy family, 1765 until the early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

    Ownership Details: The former Shipley Park is today a public park.

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only

    Historic Houses Member: No