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  • Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, England - Photographs and History
    room they would just leave it the way it stood and move to another one When Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe took a bride in 1876 he locked up his bachelor room along with the heads of stuffed deer he had shoot as a youth I recommend the tour around the house which seems to go on for ever You emerge in the stables at the end of the tour For more information on Calke Abbey click HERE Please note that Flash photography inside the house is not permitted unless you have prior arrangement with the staff Please ask before you visit Photo Description Calke Abbey The house that time forgot Image Reference No DP 160604CALKE 05 Exact Map Location Click HERE Date photo taken 16th June 2004 Other Information This is Calke Abbey which was the home of the Hapur Crewe family until it was taken over by the National Trust in 1985 Photo Description Calke Abbey Walled gardens Image Reference No DP 160604CALKE 06 Date photo taken 16th June 2004 Other Information This is the walled garden it must be one of the best kept gardens I have ever seen Absolute Perfection Photo Description Calke Abbey Walled gardens Image Reference No DP 160604CALKE 07 Date photo taken 16th June 2004 Other Information This is another view of the walled garden Photo Description The Orangery Image Reference No DP 160604CALKE 08 Date photo taken 16th June 2004 Other Information This is the Orangery It is currently being renovated Traditional materials and methods are being used for this Photo Description Entrance to the walled garden Image Reference No DP 160604CALKE 09 Date photo taken 16th June 2004 Other Information This is one of the entrances to the walled garden Photo Description Entrance to the Ice House Image Reference No DP 160604CALKE

    Original URL path: http://www.derbyphotos.co.uk/areas_a_h/calkeabbey.htm (2016-02-09)
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  • Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England - Photographs and History
    one Photos of Chatsworth house Derbyshire England Chatsworth has to be one of the most famous stately homes in England well known throughout the world and a popular destination for tourists and locals alike Even as long ago as the days of Thomas Hobbes Chatsworth has been accounted one of the wonders of the Peak The designs for the house were drawn up by the 1st Duke of Devonshire and Thomas Archer and Talman The Duke employed some very talented craftsmen to embellish his palace painters Sir James Thornhill Louis Lagurre and Antonio Verrio Caius Gabriel Cibber the sculptor and the celebrated French ironsmith André Tijou The 4th Duke was responsible for the landscaping with the aid of the ubiquitous Lancelot Capability Brown The 6th Duke devoted most of his time to improving Chatsworth His head gardener Joseph Paxton later to achieve international fame for his designs for the great exhibition of 1851 was responsible for the present appearance of the gardens The Cascade is the finest waterwork in the Garden to have survived Finished in 1696 it was rebuilt only five years later on a grander scale It was designed by a Frenchman Grillet a pupil of the celebrated Le Nôtre The Temple or Cascade House at the top was added in 1703 to the plans of Thomas Archer The 105 acre garden at Chatsworth is a landscape that has evolved over 450 years reflecting many important eras in landscape design For more than 300 years it has been famous for the gravity fed waterworks In 1973 the farmyard was opened to give visitors an insight into how the farms and woodlands on the estate are run For a map of the local area click HERE For a aerial photo with overlayed map click HERE For details on opening

    Original URL path: http://www.derbyphotos.co.uk/areas_a_h/chatsworth.htm (2016-02-09)
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  • Darley Park, Derby, Derbyshire, England - Photographs and History
    Olympic Torch is coming to Darley Park on Friday 29th June 2012 I have created a detailed virtual reality tour of Darley Park to celebrate this fact Click for more information on this Darley Park is one of the City s most popular parks located in Darley Abbey next to the river Derwent The park is the venue for an extremely popular free classical concert held in late summer see photos of such a concert HERE keep an eye on my blog at the end of August for details on this years Darley Park Concert The park is home to a national collection of viburnum and hydrangea which was started in 1984 The purpose of this collection is to save plants which are in danger of extinction The location of the park was once home to the county s most important monastic institution a house of Augustinian Canons established in 1137 and dedicated to St Helena Over the centuries the land passed through many hands reaching local mill owners the Evans family by the early nineteenth century Twenty acres of these gardens were donated to the former Derby Corporation in 1922 and during the next decade further additions of land were made so that the park consisted of approximately eighty acres by the time it was opened in June 1931 Darley Park was officially opened in June 1931 by the Duke of Kent Included with the park was a red brick Georgian mansion this had to be demolished in the early 1960s as it became too dangerous The site was landscaped into a terraced garden area as you can see in the photos below For a map of the local area click HERE For an aerial photo with overlayed map click HERE DP 130902DARLEYPARK 01 DP 130902DARLEYPARK 02 DP 130902DARLEYPARK

    Original URL path: http://www.derbyphotos.co.uk/areas_a_h/darley_park.htm (2016-02-09)
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  • Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, England - Photographs and History
    Photo Description Elvaston Castle view 2 Image Reference No DP 220204ELVAST 15 Date photo taken 22nd February 2004 Other Information This is the East face of Elvaston Castle Photo Description Elvaston Castle from the lakeside Image Reference No DP 041002ELVAST 02 Date photo taken 4th October 2002 Other Information This is the classic view of Elvaston Castle taken from the other side of serpentine lake Photo Description The golden gates Image Reference No DP 041002ELVAST 03 Date photo taken 4th October 2002 Other Information The golden gates which were built in 1819 at the south end of the formal gardens They were brought from the Palace of Versailles by Charles Stanhope the 3rd Earl of Harrington To look at an immersive interactive panoramic photograph taken of these gates Visit my Virtual reality photos page by clicking HERE Photo Description The formal gardens and the castle Image Reference No DP 041002ELVAST 04 Date photo taken 4th October 2002 Other Information This is a view of the castle from the South side The older part of the castle on the right can clearly be seen here Photo Description The nature trail at Elvaston Castle Image Reference No DP 030601ELVAST 05 Date photo taken 3rd June 2001 Other Information This is what elvaston Castle walks are like Lots of pleasant leafy areas with lots of wildlife all around you Photo Description Elvaston Castle courtyard Image Reference No DP 030601ELVAST 06 Date photo taken 3rd June 2001 Other Information This is a photograph taken in the courtyard area Photo Description Squirrel on the nature trail Image Reference No DP 030601ELVAST 07 Date photo taken 3rd June 2001 Other Information This is the place to come if you want to be able to get a nice close up photograph of wildlife like this I was

    Original URL path: http://www.derbyphotos.co.uk/areas_a_h/elvaston.htm (2016-02-09)
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  • Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, England - Photographs and History
    family since Henry I s reign about 860 years ago it was erected in the 1760 s by Sir Nathaniel Curzon the first Baron Scarsdale whose descendant Viscount Scarsdale is the present occupant Kedleston Hall is a noble example of the work of Robert Adam Two other architects that were involved in the early stages were Matthew Brettingham and James Paine Within the most splendid room is the Marble Hall Rows of 25ft high pink alabaster columns surround the room They are stone from quarries at Red Hill in Nottinghamshire The floor is of Italian marble and the Derbyshire Hopton Wood stone Until the middle of the eighteenth century the village of Kedleston was clustered around the hall but Sir Nathaniel Curzon had it removed to its present site some distance away He also had the main road diverted so that it should not pass too near to the new house Today the house and grounds are owned by the National Trust and are open to the public during the summer months This is a popular venue for Antiques fairs Concerts To see a list of current events at Kedleston Hall park please click HERE The hall can be booked for weddings as you can see in photos 04 and 22 Photo 09 shows a very odd looking sun dial which is mounted on the side of the church Photo 21 shows a cool pool which is located in the lower part of the building in photo 16 it is fed from a spring and has a constant temperature all year round All of the photos on this page were taken on the afternoon of July 18th 2003 on this day the Hall was not open to the public as there was a wedding In 2006 this location was host

    Original URL path: http://www.derbyphotos.co.uk/areas_i_o/kedlestonhall.htm (2016-02-09)
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  • Markeaton - Photographs and history
    July 1934 Markeaton Hall was demolished in 1964 and replaced by a landscaped terrace The Orangery is a grade II listed building and today it is used as a cafeteria The former stables are now home to the Markeaton Craft Village which was set up in 1987 It consists of a number of individual units where visitors are able to watch skilled craftspeople at work making furniture pottery etc Markeaton Park Light Railway The line runs for 1 400 yards between 2 stations in Markeaton Park The main loco is a 0 4 2T Markeaton Lady built by the Exmoor Steam Railway in 1996 There are also three internal combustion engines First opened in 1989 the line was extended to its present length in 1996 The line operates daily during the summer during school holidays in the spring with occasional weekend running during the winter Annual Bonfire fireworks display Markeaton Park is often used as a venue for the annual Bonfire and Fireworks display as it is in a good location for people to visit In November 2005 this event attracted over 35 000 people 360 degree photos if you have Quicktime installed then check out my 360 degree QTVR

    Original URL path: http://www.derbyphotos.co.uk/areas_i_o/markeaton.htm (2016-02-09)
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  • Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, England - Photographs and History
    full screen window into which the picture will load All images Andy Savage www derbyphotos co uk If you have any comments for the guest book or questions to ask then click HERE Please wait until all the thumbnail photos have loaded before you click on one Photos of Melbourne Hall Derbyshire England Melbourne Hall was originally a rectory for the Norman Parish Church it became the home of Sir John Coke in 1628 and has been inherited by subsequent members of the family to the present day and is now home to Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr and their young family The Gardens are open from April September 1 30pm 5 30pm Wednesdays Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays All of the photos on this page were taken on the afternoon of September 3rd 2003 For a map of the local area click HERE For a aerial photo with overlayed map click HERE For details on opening times and entry fee please visit the site HERE DP 030903MELBHALL 01 DP 030903MELBHALL 02 DP 030903MELBHALL 03 DP 030903MELBHALL 04 DP 030903MELBHALL 05 DP 030903MELBHALL 06 DP 030903MELBHALL 07 DP 030903MELBHALL 08 DP 030903MELBHALL 09 DP 030903MELBHALL 10 DP 030903MELBHALL 11

    Original URL path: http://www.derbyphotos.co.uk/areas_i_o/melbournehall.htm (2016-02-09)
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  • Sudbury, Derbyshire, England - Photographs & History
    hall is the Museum of Childhood past and present which features lots of old and new toys The beautiful 18th Century landscaped gardens lead down to a lake This is free to walk around A separate charge will be made to visit the Hall and the museum of childhood The hall is normally open between the end of March and the beginning of November Sudbury open prison in Derbyshire In 2007 Sudbury hit the headlines due to several prinsoners going on the run from Sudbury open prison Photo Description Sudbury Hall Image Reference No DP 240601SUDBURY 01 Exact map location Click HERE Date photo taken 24th June 2001 Other Information This is Sudbury Hall in Sudbury near Uttoxeter This grand house was built in the 17th Century by George Vernon and is richly decorated with Grindling Gibons woodwork Bradbury Pettifer plaster work and Laguerre paintings Sudbury Hall is owned by The National Trust For more information about Sudbury hall click HERE Photo Description Sudbury Hall old stables next to the hall Image Reference No DP 240601SUDBURY 02 Date photo taken 24th June 2001 Other Information This is what was once the stables Photo Description Back view of Sudbury hall Image Reference No DP 240601SUDBURY 03 Date photo taken 24th June 2001 Other Information This is a photo of the back of the hall where the gardens and lake are located Photo Description Sudbury Hall Lake Image Reference No DP 240601SUDBURY 04 Date photo taken 24th June 2001 Other Information This is a lake which is located at the back of the hall It has Swans and Ducks Photo Description Sudbury Hall Lake Image Reference No DP 240601SUDBURY 05 Date photo taken 24th June 2001 Other Information This is a lake which is located at the back of the hall Photo

    Original URL path: http://www.derbyphotos.co.uk/areas_p_z/sudbury.htm (2016-02-09)
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