A short weekend break in the Peak District. A change of changeable weather, started with a visit to Chatworth House. Although I have passed through the estate several times over the years, I have never visited the house.
A tour round the house is fascinating. Many of the Dukes of Devonshire and their Duchesses have put their mark on the building throughout the years. The 6th Duke doubled the size of the house. Many of the rooms feature painted ceilings.
Outside the house both the Cascade and the Emperor fountain were operating. Due to low levels in the reservoir that feeds them, operating times were limited and then with restricted flow.
One of the actions of the Sixth Duke was moving the village which spoilt his view from the house. As a result the village of Edensor was built. The spire of St Peter’s church can be seen from the south end of the lake.