Edensor (pronounced // (listen)) is a village and civil parish in Derbyshire, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 145. It is the closest village to Chatsworth House. Much of it belongs to the Dukes of Devonshire, most of whom are buried in the churchyard of St Peter's Church.
Originally the village was close to the River Derwent immediately below Chatsworth, but between 1838 and 1842 William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire had it moved out of sight over a hill, apart from one cottage whose tenant did not want to move, which still stands in Chatsworth Park. The planning of the new village was overseen by Joseph Paxton (later Sir Joseph Paxton); in 1840 he was joined in designing houses by John Robertson.
The Chatsworth Estate office occupies a "fine brick building" which was built as an inn for visitors to Chatsworth in the 18th century and attributed to James Paine. Many of the buildings in the village are listed buildings, a few at the higher Grade II*, and the church at Grade I.
St Peter's ChurchEdit
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- "Listed Buildings in Edensor, Derbyshire, England". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 7 October 2013.