"EDENSOR-WITH-CHATSWORTH and PILSLEY hamlet forming a parish, in the hundred of High Peak, is remarkable as containing one of the wonders of the Peak, viz. the splendid seat of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire, which is situate about four miles N. E. of Bakewell. The house is built in the ionic order, with a flat roof, surrounded by a neat balustrade; its form is nearly a square, of about 190 feet surrounding a spacious quadrangular court, having a fountain in the centre, surmounted by a Statue of Orpheus. The principal entrance, on the west is by a noble flight of steps to a terrace, the whole length of the building; the fronts which form the quadrangle are decorated with rich sculptures, representing military trophies."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
- David SMITH has a photograph of the village from the south-west on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2017.
- Chris GUNNS has a photograph of the Emperor Fountain in Chatsworth township on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2017.
- Pilsley sits on a rise above Edensor. It did not have its own church and divine services were held at the local schoolhouse by the vicar from Edensor.
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