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Godshill, Isle of Wight


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Sunset at Instow, North Devon


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Pictures of Edensor

a Picturesque Village in the county of Derbyshire

About Edensor

It was the 6th Duke of Devonshire who looked out of his window one day from Chatsworth House, and realised that the magnificent view of the park in front of him was blocked by a village - so he had it moved, quite literally, over the hill and out of sight.
That village was Edensor (pronounced Enzer) and the move happened in 1839 when the Duke tasked his gardener Joseph Paxton with moving the entire village (apart from one cottage who's tenant didn't want to move) to a newly chosen site west of Chatsworth House, where it was rebuilt to the designs of John Robertson, with no two houses built alike, being placed well apart surrounding a broad green planted with Laburnum trees. A mix of architectural styles were given to the buildings, such as Swiss-chalet roofs, Jacobean gables, Italian-style windows, Tudor chimneys and Georgian doorways.

Most of the village buildings today are listed buildings, including the magnificent St Peter's Church, which is Grade I listed and was rebuilt and expanded between 1867 and 1870. It replaced an ancient church which dated back to the 12th century.

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The landscape over Baslow, Derbyshire

Baslow (25 Pictures) in the county of Derbyshire

(1.6 miles, 2.5 km, direction N of Edensor)

Set amidst the stark loneliness of the High Peak the village of Baslow is surrounded by some of the finest historic properties to be found in Derbyshire...


Bakewell (202 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Derbyshire

(2.4 miles, 3.9 km, direction SW of Edensor)

Bakewell is the largest town in the Peak District National Park. It is an old town full of glowing stone houses and buildings that lend an air of ambience and overall warmth...

Row of terraced houses - Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire

Ashford in the Water (80 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Derbyshire

(3.3 miles, 5.4 km, direction W of Edensor)

The village was a centre for candle making, noted for lead mining and made famous by the discovery of Ashford marble which was first quarried by Henry Watson in 1748...

The Churchyard of the plague village of Eyam, Derbyshire. 23 July 04

Eyam (17 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Derbyshire

(4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction NW of Edensor)

Setting its chilling history to one side, this is a village with a lot to offer. It is hidden away in a matchless location above the limestone peaks of Middleton Dale in the Peak District...

Rock climbers on Stanage Edge

Hathersage (59 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Derbyshire

(7.1 miles, 11.5 km, direction N of Edensor)

The town now takes advantage of its superb position, operating mostly as an attractive place for tourists...

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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House (281 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.7 km)

The magnificent Classical mansion that is Chatsworth House, is one of the most celebrated Historic Houses in England. Built in.....

The central courtyard, Haddon Hall, Derbyshire

Haddon Hall (48 Pictures)

(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction SW)

Perched in a picturesque position above the Derbyshire River Wye, the grey stone walls of Haddon House tempt invitingly, and you.....

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Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Stanton Moor (4 Pictures)

(4.3 miles, 7.0 km, direction S)

This wild eyrie stretch of moorland has an invigorating, yet gloomy feel to it and looking around at the barrows left from the.....

Batemans House, Lathkill Dale, near Alport, Derbyshire Peak District

Lathkill Dale (7 Pictures)

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction SW)

This is one of the Peak Districts hidden gems, not only is the scenery highly picturesque but the region is full of interesting.....

Robin Hood's Stride, Derbyshire.

Robin Hood's Stride (8 Pictures)

(5.2 miles, 8.3 km, direction S)

Robin Hood's Stride is a rocky outcrop overlooking the pretty village of Elton, in Derbyshire. By tradition the sole province of.....

A picture of Peak District National Park

Peak District National Park (407 Pictures)

(5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction NW)

The varied and seductive scenery of the Peak District National Park rivals the scenic beauty of any where in the land. It is an.....

Heights of Abraham

The Heights of Abraham (20 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.4 km, direction S)


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