ancient Manor of Riber, or Riber Hall, was originally the property
of this family [Wolley].
It is situated on the top of Riber hill, and now converted into
two dwellings, or farm houses".
Pen and ink drawing from "The High Peak to Sherwood, The
hills and dales of old Mercia", Thomas Linthwaite Tudor
(1926), published London by Robert Scott. With drawings by Fred Adcock
and others. This drawing was done by Tudor. He only mentions
the hall briefly, describing it as a "somewhat forlorn Elizabethan
mansion, now made into two dwellings" and his drawing doesn't
really show the hall itself. The gate piers are topped with ball-head
finials, the front stone wall is finished off with balustrades along
the top and the semi-circular steps leading up to the gate are distinctive.
These are Grade II listed.
Pevsner, in 1953, thought that "after the ostentatious picturesqueness
of the Castle Riber Hall and Manor house are happy surprises, both
of the genuine, unselfconscious picturesqueness of minor Elizabethan
and early 17th century architecture in the county".
 Footnote, "The Gem of the
W. Adam (1840) pub. London; Longman & Co., Paternoster Row.
2nd Edition - see transcript (scroll
down to end of section).
 Pevsner, Nikolaus (1953), "The
Buildings of England, Derbyshire", Penguin Books.