The Hargate Hall Story

Have you ever wondered about the history of Hargate Hall? Our incredible home has a rich history, and it’s filled with stories. You can read more about the history of Hargate Hall, and check out some interesting pictures on our website, but this blog post will provide you with a great introduction.

The History Of Hargate Hall

Hargate Hall is situated in Wormhill, Buxton, it was built in 1899 by the original owner Joesph Wainwright, but during construction ownership changed to Robert Whitehead. Robert Whitehead was a successful businessperson who had multiple interests, such as the Ex-Sheriff of Derbyshire. The original building was completed under Whitehead’s ownership, with some additions to the original plans. When he took over Hargate Hall, he added the extra storey to the tower above the front door and added a coach house (now our house), the lodge, stables, orangery and potting shed (these are private residences).

Robert Whitehead

Robert Whitehead lived in the original Hargate Hall, while a new building was being constructed and when he moved upon its completion, he named it Hargate Hall and his original home become known as Hargate Wall. Robert Whitehead lived on the estate until his death in 1938.

The Knox Family

Hargate Hall is now owned and cared for by us (Anthony and Julie Knox and the kids). The building has been carefully renovated into our wedding venue and self catering accommodation. Each apartment is named after a local town, or local figure. Such as our lovely Eyam Apartment.

The building itself is true to character and still maintains many of the original features, both outside and inside, such as the large wooden staircase that runs through the property. The family run business is at the heart of the community and is well-known across Derbyshire. Hargate Hall is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and it’s the perfect venue for anyone seeking peace and tranquillity. There is so much more we could share abut Hargate, and we know there are even more stories to be made.

Fancy staying in our wonderful home? You can become part of the story too. You can call us on 01298 872591. Or email us at with the dates you’d like to book, and we’ll get straight back to you.