And on top of the hill one already sees the tower of St. Peters church.
Specially commissioned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire, the custom-built village of Edensor (pronounced ‘Enza’) in Chatsworth Park features a delightful hotch-potch of traditional house designs, from mock Tudor to Swiss cottage.
The 6th Duke decided to demolish the old estate village and rebuild it out of sight in the 19th century, because it spoiled his view of the estate from Chatsworth. Access then, as now, was through a white estate gate. (Edensor)
Only one house was left from the old town – see the roof on the top picture.
One house and garden on the riverside of the road, surrounded by a stone wall, still remains. Spared it is believed, because the tenant, an elderly man, did not want to move and the duke in an act of kindness allowed him to stay. Under the brow of the hill it was not visible from the House. (Edensor)
Make a stop at Edensor, enjoy a lunch or tea at the Edensor Tea Cottage and enjoy a walk through the little village – it´s like from a fairytale.
At the top of the churchyard is the grave of Kathleen Kennedy, the sister of the late President of the USA. She was the wife of the present Duke’s elder brother and heir to the Dukedom who was tragically killed in Belgium during the last war. Only four years later his wife was killed in an air crash. (Edensor)
JF Kennedy visited his sisters grave in 1963.
I found the footpath behind the church and said goodbye to Edensor and still enjoyed the view of Chatsworth House. Walking right through a lot of sheep.
First glimpse of Bakewell – crossing a golf course included.