Monument record M5550 - Old Serlby Hall, Blyth


COUNTRY HOUSE (Post Medieval to Georgian)


Grid reference SK 63530 89480 (point)
Map sheet SK68NW
District Bassetlaw
Locality Serlby
Civil Parish Blyth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

In a deed of sale dated 03/04/1627, "the capital messuage called Serlby Hall" is among properties sold by Thomas Serlby to Wm Saunderson of Blyth. (1)
The old house was in the form of an H, one wing of which was pulled down and the steward lived in the other. (This latter portion of the building was apparently extant c 1795 and appears to have been on a separate site from the present hall which was built between 1765 and 1795). (2)
Serlby Hall is late C18 but the site of the earlier hall is supposed to be near the present stables - probably c 1800, no evidence of the earlier hall. (3) (4)
The first Viscount Galway … bought the estate in 1727 [and] laid the foundation of a mansion house. Below the [current] house to the NE lies the part of the earlier house, incorporated into a clubroom in 1911. (5)
See M 4876 for deserted village, M 5551 for Farworth, M 10901 for new Serlby Hall.

<1> Raine J, 1860, History of Parish of Blyth, p 104 (Published document). SNT1173.

<2> Throsby J, 1796, Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3, p 433 (Published document). SNT1347.

<3> Wardale CF, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1394.

<4> Dowager Lady Galway, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT650.

<5> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed. (Monograph). SNT4.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Published document: Raine J. 1860. History of Parish of Blyth. p 104.
  • <2> Published document: Throsby J. 1796. Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3. p 433.
  • <3> Personal comment: Wardale CF. 1959. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Personal comment: Dowager Lady Galway. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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