Renishaw Hall is a country house in Renishaw in the parish of Eckington in Derbyshire, England. It is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years.[1] The hall is southeast of Sheffield, and north of Renishaw village, which is northeast of Chesterfield.

Renishaw Hall
Renishaw Hall and fountain
Renishaw Hall is located in Derbyshire
Renishaw Hall
Location within Derbyshire
General information
Town or cityRenishaw, Derbyshire
Coordinates53°18′09″N 1°20′50″W / 53.30256°N 1.34722°W / 53.30256; -1.34722
ClientGeorge Sitwell
Listed Building – Grade I
Official nameRenishaw Hall
Designated25 October 1951[1]
Reference no.1054857
Official nameRenishaw Hall
Designated4 August 1984[2]
Reference no.1000683

History Edit

The house was built in 1625 by George Sitwell (1601–1667) who, in 1653, was High Sheriff of Derbyshire. The Sitwell fortune was made as colliery owners and ironmasters from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

Substantial alterations and the addition of the west and east ranges were made to the building for Sir Sitwell Sitwell by Joseph Badger of Sheffield between 1793 and 1808 and further alterations were made in 1908 by Sir Edwin Lutyens.[1] Renishaw had two owners between 1862 (when Sir George Sitwell succeeded in his infancy) and 1965, when Sir Osbert Sitwell (brother of Edith) gave the house to his nephew,[3] Sir Reresby Sitwell, 7th Baronet. The 7th Baronet was the eldest son of Sir Sacheverell Sitwell and owned the hall from 1965 until 2009 when he bequeathed it to his daughter, Alexandra Hayward.

Architecture Edit

The house was built in stages and has an irregular plan. It is constructed in ashlar and coursed rubble coal measures sandstone with crenellated parapets with pinnacles. It has pitched slate roofs.[1]

Gardens Edit


The gardens, including an Italianate garden laid out by Sir George Sitwell (1860–1943), are open to the public. The hall is open for groups by private arrangement. The park is listed in the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England as Grade II*.[4][2]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d Historic England. "Renishaw Hall (1054857)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b Historic England. "Renishaw Hall (Grade II*) (1000683)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  3. ^ Sitwell, Reresby (2001) [1977]. Renishaw Hall and the Sitwells. Derbyshire Countryside Ltd. ISBN 0851001343.
  4. ^ Renishaw Hall, Sheffield, England, Parks and Gardens, retrieved 7 June 2012

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