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Explore Nature and History at Chatsworth House

Britain's Favourite II.||IIIIIIIIIIIIII Stately Home AAAIAAAAA 2012 CHATSWORTH ESTATE The Chatsworth estate covers more than f35,0003 acres of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. 707,848 people visited Chatsworth Estate in 2012. The gardens alone attracted 300,000 visitors. The estate even has its own Fire Brigade 30 There are rooms to explore. over P £14 million was spent on a renovation project that was completed in 2012. 2,200m? of stonework was cleaned 42 windows were re-guilded TIIIIIIIETEEEEEEEI HERGAAAHA 20m high facades were repointed, restoring the house to its former glory. 300 year old famous 24 step Cascade. Voted best water feature in England. History. 16th Century: 1549. Sir William Cavendish and his bride Elizabeth bought Chatsworth Manor in 1549 for £600. 17th Century: 1552. The building of the first house on the site began. 1608. On Elizabeth's death, son William 2nd Earl of Devonshire inherited a vast fortune, Chatsworth House and several other grand buildings. 1568. After William's death, Elizabeth remarried George Talbot who was entrusted with the custody of Mary Queen of Scots who was brought to Chatsworth as a prisoner several times. 1628. William died following a life of "excessive indulgence and good living" which left behind a large trail of debts and lawsuits inherited by his son William, 3rd Earl of Devonshire. 1688. Following occupation by both sides in the Civil War and the repaying of many debts, Chatsworth was beginning to fall into a poor state of repair. Renovations began, including the new family rooms and State Apartment. 18th Century: 1707. Following the death of William 4th, the house passed to the 2nd Duke of Devonshire who began an outstanding collection of paintings, coins and gems at Chatsworth. 1755. Lancelot Capability Brown redesigned the formal garden and park. 20th Century: 1949. Chatsworth House was reopened to visitors following the war and 105,000 visited that year. 1981. The running of Chatsworth was taken over by the Chatsworth House Trust, a charitable foundation to protect the house and its contents. Chatsworth is a Gold Award Green Tourism winner. They now recycle more than 600 tonnes of visitor waste every year. Chatsworth on film Chatsworth House was featured in the 2010 remake of the 1940's classic thriller Wolfman starring Anthony Hopkins and Benico del Toro. It took several months to turn stunning Chatsworth into a 'neglected' mansion for filming although much of the destruction was thankfully added in CGI! 1998 biopic The Duchess also centred around Chatsworth House as it told the story of 18th century English aristocrat Georgina Spencer Cavendish. The leading lady was played by Keira Knightly with Ralph Fiennes as her Duke. In 2013 Chatsworth House will also be featured in the new BBC television drama: 'Death Comes to Pemberley' Since 1962, 1209 Yew trees have made up Chatsworth's fantastic AZE G7 PRIDE & PREJUDICE In the film Pride and Prejudice, Chatsworth House was featured as Pemberley, the home of Mr. Darcy. It is widely believed that Jane Austen based the Pemberley residence on Chatsworth House as she wrote the famous novel while in nearby Bakewell. Stormclad Brought to you by www.stormclad.co.uk home improvements Sources: www.chatsworth.org - www.itv.com - www.bbc.co.uk - en.wikipedia.org

Explore Nature and History at Chatsworth House

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The beautiful Chatsworth Estate covers over 35,000 acres of land in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Find out more amazing facts in this infographic.

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