|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.
Edensor Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge- Click Here for a slide show
0 - Edensor
1 - Chatsworth Park - the bridge over the River Derwent
2 - Chatsworth - the house seen from the park
3 - Chatsworth - the Emperor fountain
4 - Chatsworth - garden statues
5 - Chatsworth - the Huntingtower
6 - Chatsworth - Tiepolo ceiling in the house
7 - Chatsworth - the cascade in the gardens
8 - Chatsworth - the Canal Pond and Emperor Fountain
9 - Chatsworth House
10 - Chatsworth - the 'grotto' in the gardens
11 - Chatsworth - view across the park
12 - Chatsworth - view across the Derwent
13 - Chatsworth - east facade
14 - Chatsworth - the stables
15 - Chatsworth - the maze in the gardens
16 - Chatsworth - the house viewed from the gardens
17 - Chatsworth - the hothouses in the gardens
18 - Pilsley pub
Local places of interest
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, 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 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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