Edensor, Derbyshire. The estate village of Chatsworth House in the Peak District.

Edensor, Derbyshire is the estate village of the Chatsworth estate and was mostly constructed in the 19th century, when the old village was moved out of sight of Chatsworth House.

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Edensor is a very pretty and very unusual village. It is located within the Chatsworth Park boundaries. The modern village of Edensor is a relatively recent creation - the former village was deemed to be too close to Chatsworth House and was moved to the edge of Chatsworth park in the early 19th Century, so the modern village dates mainly from the 1830s and later.

The original village stood several hundred meters closer to the main House and one of the original houses remains and can still be seen. The sixth Duke had the village moved to it's new and current position so that it could not be seen from the House and legend has it that many designs for the houses of the new village were submitted to the Duke but he couldn't decide which one he wanted so had a house built in each of the proposed styles, making each house in Edensor unique and the village a very curious place indeed.
 
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Edensor
0 - Edensor
Chatsworth Park - the bridge over the River Derwent
1 - Chatsworth Park - the bridge over the River Derwent
Chatsworth - the house seen from the park
2 - Chatsworth - the house seen from the park
Chatsworth - the Emperor fountain
3 - Chatsworth - the Emperor fountain
Chatsworth - garden statues
4 - Chatsworth - garden statues
Chatsworth - the Huntingtower
5 - Chatsworth - the Huntingtower
Chatsworth - Tiepolo ceiling in the house
6 - Chatsworth - Tiepolo ceiling in the house
Chatsworth - the cascade in the gardens
7 - Chatsworth - the cascade in the gardens
Chatsworth - the Canal Pond and Emperor Fountain
8 - Chatsworth - the Canal Pond and Emperor Fountain
Chatsworth House
9 - Chatsworth House
Chatsworth - the 'grotto' in the gardens
10 - Chatsworth - the 'grotto' in the gardens
Chatsworth - view across the park
11 - Chatsworth - view across the park
Chatsworth - view across the Derwent
12 - Chatsworth - view across the Derwent
Chatsworth - east facade
13 - Chatsworth - east facade
Chatsworth - the stables
14 - Chatsworth - the stables
Chatsworth - the maze in the gardens
15 - Chatsworth - the maze in the gardens
Chatsworth - the house viewed from the gardens
16 - Chatsworth - the house viewed from the gardens
Chatsworth - the hothouses in the gardens
17 - Chatsworth - the hothouses in the gardens
Pilsley pub
18 - Pilsley pub
Local places of interest

Bakewell Church

Bakewell parish church, Bakewell, Derbyshire, is built on the foundations of a Saxon church and includes some Norman sections.

Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley

Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire, is a working 19th century flour mill which still mills and sells flour. It is open for guided tours and there is also a mill shop and tea room.

Chatsworth House and Park

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, in the Peak District. Home of the Dukes of Devonshire, the Cavendish Family. First built by Bess of Hardwick. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here. The greatest house of the Peak District, set in a large park.

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house and home of the Dukes of Rutland, the Manners family, formerly home of the Vernons, in the Peak District by the River Wye near Bakewell, Derbyshire.

Old House Museum, Bakewell

The Old House Museum, Bakewell, Derbyshire, has a small exhibition of local life and artefacts, housed in a typical yeoman's house of the 16th century.

Peak Rail

Peak Rail have re-opened a section of the former Midland railway which ran between Matlock and Buxton. They are based at Rowsley South station and run services from there to Matlock.

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