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Tissington Hall is an early 17th century Jacobean mansion house, and a Grade II listed building.
The Fitzherberts, descended from the Norman family of Norbury Hall, acquired Tissington by the marriage of Nicholas Fitzherbert (the second son of John Fitzherbert of Somersal Herbert) to Ciceley Frauncis , heiress of Tissington, in 1465.
The old moated manor at Tissington was replaced with the new mansion in 1609 by Francis Fitzherbert and remains the home of the Fitzherbert family. Both Francis Fitzherbert and his son (Sir) John served as High Sheriff of Derbyshire, a post that circulated among the county families.
It is the hall that makes Tissington Hall unusual. It is one of a small group of compact Derbyshire gentry houses in which a central hall runs through the house from front to back.
Behind a two-storey enclosed entrance porch the hall is entered at the center of one end. On the left are two parlors separated by a stairhall, on the right a kitchen and buttery. Corner towers on the garden front, now linked by the additional upper floor above the gallery range, provide further rooms.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.