Post by Donald MacDonald on Dec 21, 2008 15:10:11 GMT
The little village of Edensor is adjacent to the Chatsworth Estate. It used to be in the grounds, but then it was moved to improve the view! The Cavendish family who own the estate are mainly buried at St. Peter's Church at Edensor.
St. Peter's Church:
Cavendish family memorial at St. Peter's Church:
Part of the Cavendish family memorial at St. Peter's Church:
Grave of Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington, (sister of US President JFK) at St. Peter's Church:
Memorial to JFK who visited his sister's grave at St. Peter's Church a few months before his assassination:
Post by Donald MacDonald on Dec 21, 2008 15:31:01 GMT
Ruins of Sutton Scarsdale Hall (built 1724) in Derbyshire. Originally this house was on a scale and quality with Chatsworth House, internally it featured "both oak ornamental panels and stucco plasterwork by Italian craftsmen Francesco Vassalli and the Atari brothers, carved Adams fireplaces in both marble and Blue John, and a signature carved mahogany staircase". In November 1919 the estate was bought by a group of local businessmen who literally asset stripped the house, even removing the roof! It is now owned by English Heritage. So sad.
St Mary & St Laurence Church (12th Century) in Bolsover:
Thanks Dave for the great pictures - reminds me of my stay in the Peak District for several years between Buxton and Macelsfield (sp?). I remember the Bakewell tarts but not the Pudding but I am sure it was good. That was some fountain and I was not aware of the connection of JFK and I see Kathleen was quite young when she died.
Just saw the pictures of Sutton Scarsdale Hall which came on whilst I was composing my message (which I see was posted 1 min after Dave's. As you say, how sad that it was so wrecked...
Love the last picture..... someone had a sense of humour...
Post by Donald MacDonald on Dec 21, 2008 18:33:00 GMT
I was waiting for someone to mention the Bakewell Tart ;D Bakewell Puddings came first (circa. 19th Century), they consist of a puff pastry shell with a layer of jam, covered with a filling of eggs, sugar, butter and almonds. Bakewell tarts are more recent (circa. 20th Century) and consist of a shortcrust pastry shell, spread with jam and covered with a sponge-like filling enriched with ground almonds. The tart may also be covered with a top layer of icing and a glacé cherry.
I went on a school trip to Bakewell when I was 13. We went into a shop in Bakewell and asked for a Bakewell tart. The looked down their noses and sneered "we don't sell tarts here!". However, a rival shop to "The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop" has now opened in Bakewell, "The Bakewell Tart Shop" I imagine this is because everyone thinks of a Bakewell Tart rather than a Bakwell Pudding.
Thank you Dave such lovely pictures and it looks as though you didn't get the snow you were hoping for. I love your accomodation was it lovely and cosy after all the exercise you must have got during the day.
I never realised the Chatsworth grounds were so beautiful, well worth a visit if we ever go in that direction. Thank you for showing us these fantastic photos Dave, you've really captured the feel of the place, and you seemed to have had really good weather. I particularly love the cascading waters.
What a lovely estate with gardens is that Chatsworth ! I suppose you must have feel like a Laird being there
And that village, so gorgeous ! I'm longing to be there, to visit it. Sorry that I ask it again but where on the map of the UK can I find that all ?
and that tearoom, the Bakewell pudding shop is so lovely. It's a bit like a teashop we did visit yesterday, situated in a small street, inside with all kinds of tea, decorated with lots of teapots, all kinds of English pastry and pudding that you could taste I enjoyed to be there, even I could hardly turn around so crowded it was at that moment.