Calke Abbey
Calke Abbey
Address: Ticknall
Postcode: DE73 7LE
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Calke Abbey

Vivid example of a great country house in decline, with extraordinary contents, historic park and restored garden

This baroque mansion, built 1701-4 and set in a stunning landscape park, has become famous as a graphic illustration of the English country house in decline. Little restored, the house contains the spectacular natural history collection of the Harpur Crewe family, as well as a magnificent 18th-century state bed and interiors that are essentially unchanged since the 1880s. The open parkland is managed for its nature conservation value and the attractive grounds feature a beautiful walled garden, including a flower garden, physic garden and Auricula Theatre as well as an interesting collection of garden buildings

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Credit for photograph: Brian Delf
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