Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Chatsworth, a celebrated seat in Derbyshire on the Derwent, near the villages of Bakewell and Edensor, and eight miles W. of Chesterfield. The building, which is almost a square surrounding a quadrangle, is of Ionic style, and presents a fine appearance from the river. Part of it is of the 17th and 18th centuries, and part dates from 1820.

There is a fine library, and some beautiful wood carvings, paintings of the old masters, and sculptures. The park and gardens are ten miles round, the latter covering twelve acres, and having a grand conservatory, erected by Sir Joseph Paxton, of an acre, and the waterworks almost rival those of Versailles. The present building was begun in 1688 by the first Duke of Devonshire, and finished in 1840 by the seventh duke.