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Bradshaw Hall
Ref No:DCBM200392
Town Village:Eyam
Title:Bradshaw Hall
Further Information:

The building which is now known at Eyam as the 'Old' or 'Bradshaw Hall,' stands on rising ground at the north-west extremity of the village, and was erected at the eastern end of the old Stafford Hall, probably by Francis, great-grandson of Francis Bradshaw, who married Ann, the daughter and co-heiress of Humphrey Stafford, some time before the breaking out of the plague; when, or just before, it is said, the Bradshaws left Eyam for Brampton, Yorkshire, and never returned to Eyam to reside permanently. Bradshaw Hall was left unfinished; it was erected in the Tudor or Elizabethan style. The courses in the walls are of Moorland sandstone, eight inches in thickness, the masonry extremely good. The windows on the ground floor which light the principal apartments are large. There are two in either front- south and east, divided by mullions and transomes. The windows have labelled heads with knees. On a circular stone in the centre of the upper tier of windows in the south front, is carved in bold relief the crest of the Bradshaws: 'a stag at gaze p.p.r standing under a vine fructured p.p.r.' The interior contains a noble fireplace, the mantels and jambs recessed and enriched with a deeply indented moulding. The whole is now greatly dilapidated and used as a barn. It was erected as a modern appendage to the old Hall of the Staffords. It was intended to be hung with tapestry. Within the recollection of the last generation the tapestry lay in a heap in certain corners where it rotted away. (information from The History and Antiquities of Eyam by William Wood)

Date of Image:May 1907
Photographer:Baddley, S

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