Oakhurst House

Coordinates: 53°03′58″N 1°29′36″W / 53.0661°N 1.4934°W / 53.0661; -1.4934

Image of the front view from the drive of Oakhurst House

Oakhurst House is a building located in the Shining Cliff Woods above the village of Ambergate in Derbyshire. The house was built in 1848 by industrialist Francis Hurt behind his wirework business in Ambergate. It was designed to house his three unmarried daughters, thereby freeing up Alderwasley Hall, his main seat, for his male heir.

Hurt's plans never materialised, however, and his daughters did not move into the house. Instead it was bought by the Thewlis Johnson, part of the wirework business. The house remained a possession of the wireworks during the later 19th and early 20th centuries, with some alterations being undertaken during the 1890s.

In the 1970s Oakhurst House was converted into flats; however, with the bankruptcy of the wireworks and the deteriorating condition of the building, the flats were abandoned in the late 1970s. Since then, the house has remained unoccupied and is now derelict and a partial ruin.

Current deterioration

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