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Middleton Hall has been owned by the Waterhouse family for a number of years. It had been totally rebuilt for Thomas Bateman by a local architect around 1824-27. Although wholly built from gritstone, which possibly came from nearby Harthill Moor, it has the same basic features as some of the smaller village houses, such as mullioned and transomed windows. It remains virtually unchanged and was the place where the young Thomas Bateman was brought up from infancy.
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.