Building record M8756 - Blyth Hall


COUNTRY HOUSE (Stuart to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference SK 62399 87339 (point)
Map sheet SK68NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Blyth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

After a century in ruins, the domestic buildings were adapted for private use, but this house was demolished and the site levelled c.1670, by Edward Mellish. His "neat and exact" house incorporated only a small crypt or cellar with a plain barrel vault from the Med work, but now the Hall has been pulled down, even that fragment has gone. (1)
In 1684 (Edward Mellish) began to take down the old residence of Blyth Abbey, and in April of that year commenced building the present Blyth Hall. On 02/ 08/1689, he records that "the whole cost of building the abbey house, out-houses and walls about the grounds, repairing the church end, 6083 pounds, 4s 11¼d." (2)
Blyth Hall, c.1700, now almost derelict. 9 bays wide with N and S facades, both with a centre of 5 bays, 3 one bay projections, and then one outer bay. Quoins and, perhaps only added temp George III, square turrets on the 4 projections … The stables of the Hall, on the other hand, must be part of the William and Mary building. (3)
Blyth Hall, now gutted, roofless and derelict (cellars not visible). (4)
The hall has been completely demolished and its site and gardens have been developed as a small private housing estate. (5)
Built in 1684-5 by Edward Mellish. Demolished in 1972. H. M. Colvin suggests an attribution on stylistic grounds to Talman. Carr added a bay-windowed drawing room … in the 1770's. (6)
Named 'Hall'. (7)
See M 4816 for Priory.

Listed buildings slides, 1 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Peverel Archaeology Group, 1953, Ann Rept 5, pp 24-5 (Published document). SNT1123.

<2> Raine J, 1860, History of Parish of Blyth, p 82 (Published document). SNT1173.

<3> Pevsner N, 1951, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, pp 39-40 (Monograph). SNT49.

<4> Wardale CF, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1394.

<5> Seaman BH, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1252.

<6> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed. (Monograph). SNT4.

<7> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<8> Jones PE, 2006, Lost Houses of Nottinghamshire, pp 5-6 (Monograph). SNT1893.

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  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 1 slides.
  • <1> Published document: Peverel Archaeology Group. 1953. Ann Rept 5. pp 24-5.
  • <2> Published document: Raine J. 1860. History of Parish of Blyth. p 82.
  • <3> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1951. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire. pp 39-40.
  • <4> Personal comment: Wardale CF. 1959. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <6> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin.
  • <7> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <8> Monograph: Jones PE. 2006. Lost Houses of Nottinghamshire. pp 5-6.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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