- 1 Who are the current owners of Chatsworth House
- 2 How did the Devonshire family make their money
- 3 Does anyone still live in Chatsworth House
- 4 How rich are the Cavendish family
- 5 Is Chatsworth House used for Downton Abbey
- 6 Was Chatsworth House used in Pride and Prejudice
- 7 Is the Duke of Devonshire related to Princess Diana
- 8 Why was the Duke of Devonshire so rich
- 9 Is peaky blinders filmed at Chatsworth
- 10 How much land does the Duke of Devonshire own
- 11 Who is the head of the Cavendish family
- 12 Who is the Duke of Devonshire now
- 13 Is Chatsworth the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
- 14 Who is the current Earl of Burlington
Who are the current owners of Chatsworth House
The Devonshire family continue to care for Chatsworth and are always looking for new ways to share their history and the estate with their visitors. The 12th Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish (b.1944), succeeded his father in 2004.
Is Chatsworth still privately owned?
21st century – Renovation of Chatsworth House, 2011 The 11th Duke died in 2004 and was succeeded by his son, the current Duke, Peregrine Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire, The 11th Duke’s widow, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, died on 24 September 2014. Until then she was active in promoting the estate and increasing its visitor income.
She made many additions to the gardens, including the maze, the kitchen, the cottage gardens and several commissions of modern sculpture. As Deborah Mitford, she wrote seven books on various aspects of Chatsworth and its massive property. A structural survey in 2004 showed that major renovation was required.
A £32 million programme of works was undertaken, including restoration of stonework, statues, paintings, tapestries and water features. The work, the most extensive for 200 years, took ten years and was completed in 2018. According to the Estate website, Chatsworth remains home to the 12th Duke and Duchess.
- They are involved in the operation through the Charitable Trust.
- The Devonshire Collection Archives stored at Chatsworth include 450 years of documents about the family and their two main estates.
- In 2019, the Duke and Duchess visited Sotheby’s to view “Treasures From Chatsworth: art and artifacts from Chatsworth House” that would be displayed in New York.
During the 2022 European heatwaves, a section of the Great Parterre that formerly occupied Chatsworth’s South Lawn was revealed as the grass and soil dried out, showing the patterns of earthworks that had been used to construct it. As the lawn’s grass has shorter roots, it dried out faster, creating a contrast that allows the structure to be viewed with the naked eye.
How did the Devonshire family make their money
Cavendish knights, and the 1st Earl of Devonshire – William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire briefly Prime Minister between 1756 and 1757. The Cavendish family descends from Sir John Cavendish, who took his name from the village of Cavendish, Suffolk, where he held an estate in the 14th century. He served as Chief Justice of the King’s Bench from 1372 to 1381, and was killed in the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381.
Two of his great-grandsons were George Cavendish, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey ‘s biographer, and George’s younger brother Sir William Cavendish, Sir William gained great wealth from his position in the Exchequer and also (allegedly) from unfairly taking advantage of the dissolution of the Monasteries, He married (1547) as his third wife the famous Bess of Hardwick, with whom he had eight children.
One of their sons, Sir Charles Cavendish (1553–1617), was the father of William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1592–1676; see Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for more information on this branch of the family), while another son, Henry Cavendish, was the ancestor of the Barons Waterpark,
Does anyone still live in Chatsworth House
Chatsworth is home to the Devonshire family, and has been passed down through 16 generations.
How rich are the Cavendish family
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|His Grace The Duke of Devonshire KCVO CBE DL|
|Chancellor of the University of Derby|
|In office October 2008 – March 2018|
|Deputy||John Coyne (2008–11) Kathryn Mitchell (2011–2018)|
|Preceded by||Professor Leslie Wagner|
|Succeeded by||William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington|
|Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot|
|In office 1997–2011|
|Preceded by||Sir Piers Bengough|
|Succeeded by||John Weatherby|
|Born||Peregrine Andrew Morny Cavendish 27 April 1944 (age 79) Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England|
|Spouse||Amanda Heywood-Lonsdale ( m.1967) |
|Children||William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington Lady Celina Cavendish Lady Jasmine Cavendish Lady Mary Cavendish|
|Parent(s)||Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire Deborah Mitford|
|Residence(s)||Chatsworth House Bolton Abbey Lismore Castle|
|Title||Duke of Devonshire|
|Tenure||3 May 2004 – present|
|Other titles||Earl of Burlington (1944–1950) Marquess of Hartington (1950–2004)|
|Predecessor||Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire|
Peregrine Andrew Morny Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire, KCVO, CBE, DL (also known as “Stoker”; born 27 April 1944) is an English peer, He is the only surviving son of Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire and his wife, the former Deborah Mitford,
He succeeded to the dukedom following the death of his father on 3 May 2004. Before his succession, he was styled Earl of Burlington from 1944 until 1950 and Marquess of Hartington between 1950 and 2004. His immediate family are owner-occupiers of Chatsworth House and are worth an estimated £905 million.
Estates landscaped before 1900 by the family (who maintain a luxury hotels business) are parts of Derbyshire and North Yorkshire, Other capital managed by the Duke includes fine and contemporary art, forestry and farming.
What do the Cavendish family own?
What we do – The Devonshire Group The Devonshire Group comprises businesses including heritage attractions, shops, restaurants and luxury accommodation at Chatsworth, Bolton Abbey and in Lismore Castle in Ireland. The estates include tenanted businesses and residential property, a property development business with a pipeline of 2000 homes, sustainable forestry and farming businesses and an estate farm shop at Chatsworth.
- Comprising 35,000 acres (14,164 ha), the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire includes in-hand farms and forestry enterprises, renewable energy initiatives, hospitality businesses and visitor activities, the latter being centred around the Grade I listed house and garden.
- In addition, estate land is leased for a variety of uses including farming, commercial, residential and recreation.
- The heritage attraction
The heritage attraction comprises Chatsworth House, Garden, Farmyard and surrounding parkland, which are managed by the Chatsworth House Trust, a registered charity dedicated to the long-term preservation of the estate for the benefit of visitors. There are also a range of associated businesses including hospitality, retail and catering at Chatsworth House.
- The parkland surrounding Chatsworth House covers approximately 1,000 acres (405 ha) and is open to visitors free of charge all year round, except for the south-east section, known as the Old Park, which is a conservation area and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
- Farm stock also graze in the park, which belong to either the estate farm, tenant farmers or smallholders.
Chatsworth is a member of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions and the Treasure Houses of England, an association of ten of the most magnificent palaces, houses and castles in England today. Chatsworth holds a Green Tourism Gold Award and a Peak District Environmental Quality Mark, and in 2021, the Chatsworth Farmyard was accredited by the Rare Breed Survival Trust as part of their rare breed programme.
- The wider estate The estate includes dozens of tenanted farms and over 450 residential properties.
- There are five ‘sub-estates’, separate from the central estate, spread across Derbyshire.
- The central estate is a compact block of 12,310 acres (4,982 ha) around Chatsworth House, including the park and many properties in the villages of Baslow, Pilsley, Edensor, Beeley, and Calton Lees.
The Estate Office is at Edensor. It was originally built by the 5th Duke as an elegant red-brick inn, to cater for an increasing number of well-to-do travellers coming to see Chatsworth. The West Estate is 6,498 acres (2630 ha) of scattered high ground, mostly in the Peak District National Park and partly in Staffordshire, approximately 10 miles (16km) south-west of Chatsworth.
The Shottle Estate is 3,519 acres (1424 ha) in and around the village of Shottle, which is around 15 miles (24 km) south of Chatsworth. This low-lying land is home to most of the dairy farms on the estate, and also has some arable farms. The Staveley Estate is 3,400 acres (1376 ha) and is approximately 11 miles (18km) east of Chatsworth.
It and includes a 355 acre (144 ha) former industrial site called Staveley Works, woodlands and arable farms. The Scarcliffe Estate, made up of mostly arable farms, is 9,320 acres (3772 ha) and lies approximately 14 miles (23km) east of Chatsworth. The Chatsworth Settlement Trust has a number of different revenue streams, in addition to agricultural rents. The Bolton Abbey Estate in North Yorkshire comprises 28,000 acres (11,331 ha), including let farms, moorland and woodland. There are also a significant number of houses and commercial properties, many of which are listed, including the ancient ruins of the 12th century Bolton Priory upon which the estate is focussed.
- In addition to the let estate, the estate has in hand catering, tourism and retail interests.
- Apart from some interests in Keighley, the estate is situated around the village of Bolton Abbey, within a ringed boundary.
- The River Wharfe runs through the middle of the estate, the majority of which lies within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
In common with the rest of the Dales, Wharfedale is a popular area and the estate welcomes 450,000 visitors annually. Historically Bolton Abbey was considered the Devonshire family’s sporting estate, encompassing as it did Barden Moor and Barden Fell.
- The grouse moors are still run in hand and to which open access was granted in 1968, some 32 years before the CROW Act in 2000.
- Including the moors, the estate offers 90 miles of public and permissive footpaths and is an exceedingly popular place of public resort.
- The Devonshire Arms Hotel, the Devonshire Fell Hotel and the Cavendish Pavilion, all of which are owned and sit within the Bolton Abbey estate, are operated by Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants.
The Hall, situated within the Priory precinct while principally a private dwelling is used for other functions and its Tower incorporates the original arched entrance to the monastic house of Bolton Priory. Its initial development was begun by the Clifford family and in the 1840s it was further enlarged by Sir Joseph Paxton (patronised by the sixth Duke of Devonshire) who later designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition in London. The Lismore Estate, based around Lismore Castle, comprises 7,732 acres including farm land, commercial and amenity woodland and significant areas of upland known as the Knockmealdown Mountains. It also includes residential and commercial property. The River Blackwater runs through the estate where significant riparian interests are retained, the majority of which are leased to local angling clubs.
- However, Careysville, situated in County Cork 12 miles upstream from Lismore, is managed by the estate and offers hotel style accommodation and exclusive salmon fishing.
- The estate is based around Lismore Castle, available for private rental, Lismore Castle Gardens, seven acres open to visitors, and Lismore Castle Arts, a contemporary art gallery.
The estate is focussed on Lismore Castle and Gardens. The Castle situated in the town of Lismore, dates back to 1185 when Prince John of England built a “castellum” on the present site and a round tower from this period still stands today. The Castle subsequently acquired by Sir Walter Raleigh came into the Devonshire family in 1753 by marriage and was subject to extensive restoration between 1845 and 1855 by the 6th Duke to whom its current layout and design is owed.
- It was during this restoration that the Lismore Crozier and the Book of Lismore, an illuminated manuscript were found, the latter being entrusted in the care of University College Cork in 2020.
- The Crozier is held in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
- The Castle is available to rent by private parties and is also used by the Devonshire family.
Adele Astaire, Fred Astaire’s sister, married into the Devonshire family and lived in the Castle in the 1930s and 1940s and Fred was a frequent visitor. The Castle gardens are open to the public and comprise seven acres set on two levels. In the upper garden is a vinery of significant historical importance which was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, prior to his building the Crystal Palace in London.
The vinery was restored in 2020. Accessed through the gardens is a gallery which forms part of the Castle. The gallery is run by Lismore Castle Arts, a body committed to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art of international significance. The gallery together with St Carthage’s Hall in Lismore, host annual exhibitions as well as a programme of tours, workshops and other arts related events.
The Devonshire Group is committed to making a positive difference to people’s lives by inspiring a love and understanding of art, heritage and the environment. This is led by the Learning and Engagement team of the Chatsworth House Trust, who create learning opportunities across the Devonshire Group, enriched by the essential qualities of our estates, to inspire current and future generations and affect how they live in and think about the world around them.
- To provide in-depth learning experiences that make a positive difference to individuals, the sector and society
- To be a leader in creating high quality and accessible arts, heritage and outdoor learning experiences
- To expand our educational reach by collaborating effectively with the diverse expertise available within the Devonshire Group
Comprising one castle, two hotels, three inns, over 25 holiday homes and cottages as well as glamping and camping in season, hospitality within the Devonshire Group is focussed on providing a warm welcome and excellent stay for each of our guests. Devonshire hotels & restaurants The Devonshire Hotels and Restaurants are a collection of hotels, inns, boltholes, restaurants and a spa offering breathtaking locations in the countryside to rest, eat and celebrate in comfort and style.
- Situated in tranquil and unspoiled settings in Yorkshire and Derbyshire, our locations are run by around 250 colleagues who are committed to providing outstanding hospitality for every guest.
- Lismore Castle Lismore Castle, in Waterford, Ireland dating from 1170, is a one of a kind castle available for hire with a repository of extraordinary history, from walls marked by Cromwellian cannon balls to visits by Cecil Beaton, Lucian Freud, Fred Astaire and JFK, all of whom slept a night or more in this private castle on the banks of the River Blackwater.
Welcoming small and large parties, all guests are attended by a private staff led by Denis Nevin, the castle’s Butler for the last 35 years. Careysville House Careysville House, overlooking the River Blackwater in County Cork, Ireland, offers private accommodation and premier salmon fly fishing.
- Built in 1812 on the site of the old ruined Ballymacpatrick Castle, a warm Irish welcome awaits guests as well as spacious accommodation, an award-winning chef, knowledgeable and enthusiastic ghillies alongside some of the finest salmon fly fishing in Ireland.
- Devonshire Collections The collections at Chatsworth have grown with each generation of the family that has lived here and include works by some of the most famous and well-loved artists and sculptors of the last four hundred years including an internationally significant collection of Old Master Drawings.
The collection continues to grow, with pieces from contemporary artists set alongside works acquired by previous generations. The extensive and rich archives and library at Chatsworth span more than 450 years, from the Elizabethan era to the present day.
- They document the history of Chatsworth and many of the other properties owned by the Cavendish family past and present, including Hardwick Hall, Bolton Abbey, Devonshire House, Burlington House, Chiswick House, Compton Place, Londesborough and Lismore Castle, as well as their associated estates.
- An active loans, research and creative programme aims to maximise engagement with the Devonshire Collections, and we partner with the creative and academic communities to continually improve opportunities for access.
Lismore Castle Arts Lismore Castle Arts, a not-for-profit initiative, was founded in 2005 and is committed to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art in Ireland. It hosts exhibitions of international significance alongside a series of smaller exhibitions, projects and events as well as a comprehensive learning programme.
- Since opening, the gallery has played host to the works of many leading international artists including Matthew Barney, Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Josephsohn, Richard Long, Eva Rothschild, Danh Vo, Ai Weiwei and TJ Wilcox.
- The Devonshire Group retail portfolio includes a range of businesses including the Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, gifts shop at our heritage attractions as well as Peak Village, an outdoor shopping village in Rowsley, Derbyshire.
Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop Established in 1977, our award-winning Chatsworth Estate Farm shop, situated just 1.5 miles from Chatsworth House, offers a huge selection of produce. More than half of all products are either produced or prepared on the Chatsworth Estate and we prefer to source from small local suppliers whenever possible.
- Gift shops Our gift shops, located at Bolton Abbey, Chatsworth and Lismore offer a large selection of products inspired by our attractions.
- We pride ourselves on supporting local skilled makers, with many of our own-label ranges exclusively produced in collaboration with estate tenants and local businesses.
Ecommerce Our online gift shop is, available for UK delivery, combines the best of our Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop and gift shop ranges. The shop stocks Chatsworth own-label lines as well as leading local makers. We are planning to expand into international delivery in the coming years.
Peak Village Peak Village is a vibrant shopping and leisure destination and a recent acquisition of the Devonshire Property Group. National named retailers, such as Regatta Outdoors, Pavers Shoes and Denby Pottery, sit alongside independent retailers of fashion, homeware and gifts as well as seasonal events and activities.
The Devonshire Group’s property interests span far and wide in terms of geography, usage, scale and opportunity. From traditional farmsteads and historic listed buildings, to substantial commercial and industrial units this breadth and depth, allied to a considerable planning pipeline, equates to an extremely diverse and financially significant portfolio.
Covering over 7,700 acres (3,000 ha) in Derbyshire, in-hand farming within The Devonshire Group combines both arable and livestock, adopting regenerative farming practices while using technology to maximise economies of scale. The livestock enterprise encompasses 3,600 breeding ewes and 300 suckler cows, grass-fed on land surrounding Chatsworth House, including parkland, moorland and improved grassland.
Breeding stock of all classes is sold across the country, and beef and lamb is sold to the Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop and café and other local supply chains The arable farm is situated in north east Derbyshire growing mainly winter wheat, winter oilseed rape, winter barley, spring barley, spring oats and spring beans.
The arable and livestock teams work closely to identify and maximise opportunities to share knowledge and resources. Managing over 5,500 acres (2,226 ha) at Bolton Abbey and Chatsworth, the Forestry and Arboricultural teams are responsible for the stewardship and management of the woodlands and individual trees across the entirety of the estates.
The woodlands are managed for multiple purposes including timber production, conservation and recreation under the UK Woodland Assurance Standard and are FSC® certified. The woodlands sequester over 8,000 tonnes of CO₂ equivalent a year with an extensive replanting programme of approximately 90,000 trees annually.
Timber from the estate is used for a variety of end products including firewood which is sold by the estate to local residents and businesses. The Arboricultural team offers tree surgery services to external customers as well as undertaking extensive in-house safety operations and traffic management alongside assisting with forestry felling operations.
: What we do – The Devonshire Group
Is Chatsworth House used for Downton Abbey
Where is Downton Abbey filmed? – Getty Both the ITV drama and the feature film were shot at Highclere Castle in north Hampshire. Highclere was used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey, and for most of the interior filming including the dining hall and the entrance room and the staircase. Highclere Castle actually belongs to the Earl and Countess Carnarvon, who have fully embraced their home’s status as the real Downton Abbey. As for seeing the family home on screen, the Countess of Carnarvon told RadioTimes.com: “It always makes you feel slightly odd!”
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She added: “I love the magic of film. When Jim Carter – Mr Carson – started walking down our staff stone staircase here, they rebuilt the bottom five or six steps on a film set, so two weeks later he’d come out in Ealing Studios! I love that.” Lady Carnarvon of Highclere Castle (Getty) And Highclere is more than just a home, or a film set; it also does does weddings, tours, Christmas fairs, high teas, special dinners, concerts, and exhibitions. “Highclere has had a career break and we’re working hard to see how we can make best use of it,” the Countess of Carnarvon said.
How much is Chatsworth estate worth?
The Duke of Devonshire’s businesses – including Chatsworth House – are worth £224m to the economy and support 3,338 jobs, new figures show. Watch more videos on Shots! The House, shops, restaurants, garden and farmyard employed 300 in 2021/22 and had 574,000 visitors.
Was Chatsworth House used in Pride and Prejudice
Chatsworth House – Adaptation: Film production (2005) Chatsworth House was chosen to be the fictional Pemberley in the 2005 production of Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley. Exteriors and interiors of the house were used for sets and today you can visit the stately house and enjoy all it has to offer. Keep an eye out for:
- The grand staircase and ceiling of the Painted Hall where Lizzie and her aunt and uncle start their tour of Pemberley.
- The Sculpture Gallery was used in the scene where Lizzie Bennet sees the bust of Mr Darcy (the bust is still in Chatsworth as a souvenir from the filming and can be seen in the Orangery shop, through the gallery)
- The veiled Vestal Virgin sculpture can be seen in the sculpture gallery and this is featured in a scene with Elizabeth Bennet.
Information on Chatsworth House
- Address: Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP
- Victorian Rock Garden and Maze
- Farmyard and playground for the kids
- Calendar of events throughout the year
- Opening times vary and can be found on the website
- Discover our Bakewell holiday cottages
Lady Diana is a descendant of the Duchess of Devonshire – Amazingly, the Duchess of Devonshire had among her descendants one of the most emblematic figures of the 20 th century: Lady Diana, Indeed, in addition to both their incredible destinies, their chaotic married lives and the great popularity they enjoyed amongst the people, the two women have another thing in common: their family tree.
Diana Spencer is the direct descendant of Georgiana’s brother Earl Spencer, making the Duchess of Devonshire her great-great-great-great-great aunt. “Both Georgiana and Diana were intelligent, powerful women who were torn apart by the press and struggled to rebuild themselves and ultimately become the women they wanted to be.
One aspect of Georgiana’s life that is very relevant today is that she had to live under the intensely scrutinising gaze of the public,” explains Amanda Foreman.
Why was the Duke of Devonshire so rich
7. The Duke of Devonshire – The Duke and Duchess and Devonshire. PA Net worth: £870 million Age: 72 Like most of the aristocrats on this list, the Duke of Devonshire’s wealth comes from owning large amounts of land, such as Chatsworth House in Derbyshire and a 30,000-acre Yorkshire estate. He also has an art collection worth £900 million.
How much money does the Duke of Devonshire have?
Duke of Devonshire employs security guards to keep cyclists off estate
- The Duke of Devonshire, who claims tax exemptions in return for allowing public access to his estate, has banned cyclists from most of the 30,000-acre Bolton Abbey estate, Cycling UK say.
- The Duke of Devonshire has an estimated net worth of £800 million and in addition to owning the Bolton Abbey estate, the family are also custodians of Chatsworth House.
- This Bank Holiday weekend, visitors will flock to the grounds of stately homes but those on bikes won’t be welcomed at the sprawling estate on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
- That’s because attempts have been stepped up to prevent cyclists using the Wooden Bridge on the estate leading to a popular cycling café, despite the landowner receiving generous tax relief for supposedly welcoming visitors onto the land.
- Under terms of the tax relief the Duke of Devonshire receives, the estate must provide access to public roads and permissive footpaths and bridleways.
- Duncan Dollimore, Cycling UK head of campaigns said: “Cycling UK looked into this matter a little closer, we found we were really only scratching the surface and that the Devonshire Estate had been failing to provide access to cyclists to estate land for years.
- “This is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Yorkshire and it’s easy to see why the estate attracts some 400,000 visitors a year.
- “Cyclists should be able to enjoy the special qualities of our National Parks, instead they are being faced by security guards more appropriately employed outside of nightclubs.”
- Cycling UK has written to HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) urging them to investigate the Devonshire Estate’s failure to deliver reasonable public access for cyclists and horse riders – predating the recent closure of the bridge on the Bolton Abbey Estate.
- In March the estate made the decision to close access to the Wooden Bridge which Cycling UK say has been used ‘for decades’ to cross the river from the minor road from Storiths to visit the Cavendish Pavilion tea-room.
- The path has been blocked and security guards are reportedly patrolling the area to stop riders – even those pushing their bikes over the bridge – from getting cups of tea.
- Mr Dollimore continued: “The estate includes around 80 miles of open moorland, crossed with paths and bridleways suitable for horse riding and cycling, over which there is already an extensive right of access on foot under the Countryside Right of Way Act.
- “We’re not asking for complete unrestricted access to thousands of acres of moorlands – despite the fact that this is exactly what CROW access offers for walkers – but at the moment the Estate is claiming a tax exemption by undertaking to allow additional public access, when in reality the access it’s allowing is largely that which walkers are already legally entitled to anyway, which brings into question the justification for the tax exemption.”
- Alistair Preston, a company director from Leeds was one rider caught out by the recent change to access.
- He said: “As a result of this closure we missed Bolton Abbey from our recent ride itinerary.
“Our group of four people did not get a coffee and a cake at the Cavendish Pavilion, and they lost out on £20-£30 from us alone.
- “We would not mind walking with the bikes from the gate to the cafe – it’s only 50 yards.”
- Landowners of heritage property and other assets such as works of art can receive what is known as a conditional exemption from inheritance tax on that property or assets if they make it available and if it is judged to meet certain criteria.
- As part of their own conditionally exempt agreement, the Estate has agreed to provide: “Public access available all year on the public roads and permissive footpaths and bridleways.”
- Cycling UK said it received a response from the Estate, saying that it planned to continue the tradition of ‘allowing public access wherever possible provided this does not conflict with the conservation objectives and reasonable agricultural, forestry and game management requirements’.
- In the letter to HMRC, Cycling UK asks the Revenue to investigate whether the Estate is in breach of the conditional exemption by closing the path over the Wooden Bridge.
- The group also asked if HMRC believe the Estate had failed to deliver reasonable access for the public or give sufficient regard to ‘the duty to promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the National Park by the public’.
: Duke of Devonshire employs security guards to keep cyclists off estate
Is peaky blinders filmed at Chatsworth
Cast and crew – Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders is a 1920s post-war English crime series set in Birmingham. It follows gangster family the Shelby’s, headed by Thomas ‘Tommy’ Shelby, in the aftermath of the First World War. Chatsworth features as aristocratic horse-trainer May Carleton’s mansion in series two of Peaky Blinders.
What celebrities were born in Chatsworth?
Find out what’s happening in Northridge-Chatsworth with free, real-time updates from Patch. – At first, the couple spent a lot of time in Chatsworth commuting the 25 miles to the studio, but in the spring of 1950 they formed the Desilu Company and soon their responsibilities escalated.
Finally they sold the ranch to Jane Withers and moved to Beverly Hills. Jane Withers was a friendly addition to the community. Her daughter attended Chatsworth Park Elementary School and Jane participated in the PTA and the Mother’s March of Dimes. She even stayed late to help with the dishes after a fund-raiser and the new Security Pacific Bank opened up especially to accept the money collected that needed to be counted and deposited.
Lots of people in the community have stories to tell about Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers who moved to Chatsworth in the early 1950s and lived on a 300-acre ranch up next to Oakwood Memorial Park where Trigger Lane is still the name of the street. The family was an integral part of the community.
Roy went to the Rotary Club meetings and the Chamber of Commerce events. He was also a part-owner of the golf course and skeet shooting range that existed before Chatsworth Park South was created at the west end of Devonshire Street. Dale was a busy mother with all the children, but she attended PTA meetings, school events and spoke at the Women’s Club meetings.
Both she and Roy attended the Chatsworth United Methodist Church (now The Pioneer Church relocated in Oakwood Memorial Park, 22601 Lassen St.). Dale often played the piano and sang with the children in the Sunday School that was held in a little house in back of the church.
- And the Methodist Youth Fellowship teenage members often ended up in the Rogers’ family room on Sunday nights after the meeting, playing games and singing.
- The Roger’s children grew up in Chatsworth and but one of the reasons they moved to Apple Valley, Roy said once in a speech, was the bus tragedy that took the life of Debbie, the little girl they had adopted from Korea.
Many other movie actors and actresses lived in Chatsworth. Mae Marsh was Honorary Mayor of Chatsworth and lived on a ranch there in the 1930s. Lionel Barrymore served as Honorary Mayor in the’40s and early ’50s and lived on a ranch where Sierra Canyon School is now.
Ginny Simms had a ranch on the east side of Corbin Avenue below Devonshire Street and Louella Parsons, the well-known Hollywood syndicated movie columnist, also lived on Corbin Avenue on the west side of the street. Some movie magazines listed them as living in Northridge but locals remember that it was Chatsworth.
Ayn Rand’s well-known Richard J. Neutra designed home is no longer standing but it was on Tampa at Lassen Street on what is now partly a gated community called “Running Springs” and partly Nobel Middle School. Rand bought her 13-acre ranch with part of the money from her novel, “The Fountainhead.” Other movie personalities are Victor Borge who lived locally in the 1950s and his children attended Chatsworth Park Elementary School.
- Barbara Hale and Bill Williams owned commercial property in Chatsworth during the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
- Irk Cameron, a teenage idol and television star attended Chatsworth High School and was the grand marshal of the local parade one year.
- His sister, Candace Cameron, also attended schools in Chatsworth and is well-known today.
Brandy, Melissa and Traci Gold were three young talented sisters who appeared regularly on television while living in Chatsworth in the 1980s. Milton and Collette Parsons lived in Chatsworth for many years and devoted volunteer hours to the community through their work with “The Cookie Jar Theatre,” a children’s theater group, and other drama groups they started with the Canoga Park Episcopal Church.
Their lovely home on Farralone in Chatsworth was often called into service for a play or theater-oriented event. The Parsons also were members of the Chatsworth Historical Society in its early years. Many other actors and actresses have touched the community, interacting with local people and enriching community life.
Among them are: Keith Andes, Fred Astaire, Warren Berlinger, James Brolin, Dan Dailey, Buddy Ebsen, Barbara Eden, Chad Everett, Paul Kelley and his daughter Paula Kelly, Val Kilmer, Dale Robertson, Sabu the Elephant Boy, Kevin Spacey, and Mare Whittingham.
- Chatsworth has benefited from its association with the public personalities of the movie and television world and is a better community for it embracing and enjoying the make-believe world along with every day down-to-earth community life.
- If you would like to learn more about other people and events from the past you may visit the local museum at The Homestead Acre, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive, within Chatsworth Park South at the west end of Devonshire Street.
The museum is open the first Sunday of every month from 1-4 p.m. There is no charge and plenty of free parking. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own. Want to post on Patch?
What film was filmed in Chatsworth?
In Pride and Prejudice, Chatsworth was used as Pemberley, the residence of Mr Darcy.
Who is the richest French family in the world?
Wealth – In April 1999, Arnault was first considered to be the richest person in fashion, topping Zara ‘s Amancio Ortega, That same year, he set up Pilinvest (Pilinvest Participations and Pilinvest Investissements), a holding company based in Belgium.
Through Pilinvest, Arnault has been holding a 81% stake in Agache (former Groupe Arnault), the holding company that owns 48% of LVMH and 63% of its voting rights. In 2008, he established Protectinvest, a private foundation in Belgium set up to safeguard the integrity of the LVMH group until 2023; the foundation locked up the Arnault children’s ability to sell shares in Pilinvest until 2023, by which time Arnault’s youngest child turned 25, an age deemed old enough to assume responsibility for LVMH.
In December 2011, six months before Socialist François Hollande took office as President of France, he transferred a 31 percent stake in Groupe Arnault – at the time considered by newspaper Libération worth €6.5 billion – to Pilinvest. In 2016, Arnault was paid €7.8 million as the CEO of the LVMH group.
- In July 2019, Arnault became the second-richest man in the world, with a net worth of $103 billion.
- Arnault briefly surpassed Jeff Bezos to become the richest person in the world in December 2019, and again for a short time in January 2020.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, Arnault saw his wealth shrink by $30 billion as sales of luxury goods plummeted.
On 5 August 2021, Arnault regained the status of the wealthiest man in the world, with his net worth climbing to $198.4 billion. This occurred as sales of LVMH ‘s luxury goods surged in China and other parts of Asia. He is listed as “Bernard Arnault & family” on the Forbes Billionaires list.
- Forbes estimated the Bernard Arnault & family fortune to be $158 billion in 2022, positioning him ahead of Bill Gates,
- In 2022, Arnault changed the legal structure of Agache from a Societas Europaea (SE) to a joint-stock partnership to ensure family control over LVMH in the long term.
- Arnault and his family had an estimated peak net worth of US$ 240.7 billion in April 2023, according to Forbes,
This made him the richest person in the world at the time, surpassing Elon Musk, Musk would surpass Arnaut in June 2023 in net worth with $240 billion, as Arnault’s wealth dropped to $190 billion.
Who is the richest family in the world France?
2023 Forbes List
|Ranking in France||Name||Net worth (USD)|
|1||Bernard Arnault||211 billion|
|2||Françoise Bettencourt Meyers||80.5 billion|
|3||François Pinault||40.1 billion|
|4||Alain Wertheimer||31.6 billion|
How did William Cavendish make his money?
Sir William Cavendish was a knight, MP and courtier who amassed his wealth during the dissolution of the monasteries under King Henry VIII.
How much land does the Duke of Devonshire own
The Dukes’ landholdings and subsidies – Britain’s Dukes are some of the largest private landowners in the country. The Duke of Buccleuch, for example, owns some 270,700 acres across England and Scotland – twice the area owned by the Prince of Wales, and about half the size of Greater London.
The Duke of Westminster, who I’ve written about previously, owns a large grouse moor in Lancashire, extensive farmlands in Cheshire, and prime real estate in central London. Many of the Dukes regularly feature in the Sunday Times Rich List as multimillionaire owners of stately homes, property, land, and historic artworks.
They are also, I can reveal, the recipients of generous taxpayer handouts. Thanks to the broken system of farm subsidies under the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), 17 of the UK’s 24 non-Royal Dukes receive large annual farm subsidies for the lands they own.
In 2015, these summed to £8.4million, paid to the Dukes directly or to trusts, companies and entities controlled by them. I reached this figure by researching the Dukes’ landholdings and company directorships, and searching DEFRA’s CAP payments register to identify what each received. Over half of the taxpayer-funded subsidy was in the form of ‘ single area payments ‘, calculated by land area – that is to say, payment simply for the privilege of owning land, rather than for growing food or performing an environmental or social service (beyond the basics of cross-compliance ).
The table below summarises my findings; this Google Spreadsheet provides the full sources.
|Title||Land (acres)||Farm subsidies***|
|1873*||2001**||Total 2015||Single area payments|
|Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry||460,108||270,700||£1,643,510||£707,036|
|Duke of Grafton||25,773||11,000||£835,559||£495,320|
|Duke of Westminster||19,749||129,300||£815,805||£462,775|
|Duke of Devonshire||198,572||73,000||£768,623||£218,856|
|Duke of Beaufort||51,085||52,000||£688,097||£345,075|
|Duke of Bedford||86,335||23,020||£543,233||£431,163|
|Duke of Marlborough||23,511||11,500||£526,549||£284,468|
|Duke of Norfolk||49,866||46,000||£449,166||£259,605|
|Duke of Richmond, Lennox, and Gordon||286,411||12,000||£379,085||£253,038|
|Duke of Roxburghe||60,418||65,600||£361,919||£175,938|
|Duke of Rutland||70,137||26,000||£358,430||£314,531|
|Duke of Northumberland||186,397||132,200||£327,403||£133,553|
|Duke of Sutherland||1,358,545||12,000||£191,802||£170,419|
|Duke of Atholl||201,640||148,000||£172,436||£60,287|
|Duke of Fife||(Title didn’t exist)||1500||£169,905||£144,364|
|Duke of Argyll||175,114||60,800||£120,097||£0|
|Duke of Wellington||19,116||31,700||£80,878||£66,486|
|Duke of Montrose||103,447||8,800||N/a||N/a|
|Duke of Somerset||25,387||2,000||N/a||N/a|
|Duke of Hamilton||157,368||12,000||N/a||N/a|
|Duke of Abercorn||78,662||15,000||N/a||N/a|
|Duke of St Albans||8,998||4,000||N/a||N/a|
|Duke of Manchester||27,312||N/a||N/a|
|Duke of Leinster||73,100||N/a||N/a|
1873 landholdings are from the Return of Owners of Land, **2001 acreages taken from Kevin Cahill, Who Owns Britain, ***Farm subsidy figures are all from Defra’s 2015 CAP subsidy register, This Google Spreadsheet explains the different trusts, companies and entities that received the subsidy, and their relationship to each Duke.
Who is the head of the Cavendish family
From the Glorious Revolution onward – After missing nation-leading and internationally definitive largesse and empire-building in Charles II’s five-peer acronym of the Cabal ministry, William Cavendish, Earl of Devonshire, was the first of the name to rise to duke,
- He co-wrote the 1688 Invitation to William to exclude Catholics from the monarchy, which set in motion the Glorious Revolution in that year (and which also ultimately had the result of shifting more power to Parliament ).
- The Invitation ‘s authors were later known as “the Immortal Seven “.
- This pre-dated the Spencer-Churchills ‘ centrality under campaigns (most of all the Battle of Culloden ) against the Catholic pretenders to the throne.
High appointments were often won by senior title holders and some juniors among the Cavendishes, from 1688 until about 1887, and marked the family’s ascendancy, along with the Marquesses of Salisbury and the Earls of Derby, The notable lines descend from Sir John of Cavendish in the county of Suffolk (c.1346–1381).
Other peerages included the Dukedom of Newcastle ; Barony of Waterpark ( County Cork, Ireland); the Barony of Chesham (in Buckinghamshire ); and through a daughter marrying into the Bentinck family (leading to combined surnames), the Dukedom of Portland (a title which ceased in 1990, and most of the wealth of which is in the Howard de Walden Estate, which has kept minor, overarching interests in and reviews changes across most of central Marylebone, London).
Concessions to populists of post- imperial meritocracy movements shifted power to industrialism and to the House of Commons, The 1911, 1958, 1963, and 1999 transformations of the House of Lords permanently ended key influence by Cavendish and many other British noble families.
Under primogeniture, the senior branches of these families still dominate in inter-family (relative) wealth and titles. The head of the modern family is Peregrine Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire, whose Georgian mansion, Chatsworth House, in the Peak District attracts many visitors with its gardens, iconic high-jet fountain, Capability Brown grounds, and fine-art collection.
Among its past urban assets with lasting influence, this branch of the family had a large house in London, on which many grand apartments and houses now stand, including Devonshire Square, The family seat is Chatsworth House, a Grade I listed property, in Edensor, near Bakewell, which is owned as part of the Chatsworth Estate.
Who is the Duke of Devonshire now
Peregrine Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire The 12th Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish, succeeded in 2004. Known as ‘Stoker’, he married Amanda Heywood-Lonsdale (b.1944) in 1967 and they have three children, William, Earl of Burlington (b.1969), Lady Celina (b.1971), and Lady Jasmine (b.1973), and ten grandchildren.
During 2005-2018, a major £32.7 million ‘Masterplan’ was undertaken to make improvements to the house. Informed by painstaking research and analysis, this work ensured that the building’s essential services were brought up to modern standards, improved accessibility, and energy efficiency, and included extensive external conservation work to the stone, roof, and other structural elements.
Today, the Duke and Duchess are joined by Lord and Lady Burlington who play an active role in delivering on Chatsworth’s commitment to creating life-changing opportunities through nature, culture, and learning for visitors, colleagues, and local and wider communities.
Who is the new director of Chatsworth House?
Jane Marriott joins Chatsworth as Director Jane Marriott has been appointed to the new role of Director of Chatsworth House Trust. Jane has recently started in her new position following a successful six-year tenure as Director of Harewood House Trust.
During her time with Harewood, a historic country house in West Yorkshire, she oversaw a significant increase in charitable income and visitor engagement, driven by new and innovative programming such as the Harewood Biennial and an ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity, working closely with contemporary artists and makers.
Jane joins Chatsworth at an important time. Her remit as the new Director includes leading the development and delivery of a compelling creative programme to reach and engage new audiences in the UK and globally. She is also tasked with increasing the social impact of the Trust’s activities, overseeing the of art, artefacts and archives across its various sites, and building the Trust’s endowment to ensure an ever more secure future for the heritage assets under its stewardship.
Jane’s 25-year career has been spent predominantly in leadership roles in museums and galleries at times of major transformation. She started out as assistant curator at Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney, before joining the team that launched Tate Modern in London in 2000 and then becoming the youngest female Director of Royal Academy Trust and Director of Development at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Whilst at the RA she raised £36Million for the David Chipperfield-designed capital project and established an international fundraising operation in Hong Kong. Jane then moved to Yorkshire, firstly as Deputy Director and then Managing Director of The Hepworth Wakefield where she instigated the creation of the new Hepworth Gallery Garden designed by Tom Stuart Smith and launched the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture, which amongst other initiatives helped The Hepworth Wakefield win the Art Fund ‘Museum of the Year’ in 2017.
- Jane Marriott, Director of Chatsworth House Trust, said: ” Chatsworth has a great reputation, with an outstanding collection of art, established learning programme and strong exhibitions that together represent a visitor-offering to rival any national institution in the UK.
- Chatsworth also has an incredible reach with more than 600,000 annual visitors, meaning there is huge potential to engage with, and have a positive impact on, a wide and diverse audience.
Through a shared commitment to learning and programme at the heart of the organisation, designed to maximise the incredible collections of art, decorative arts and gardens, we have the potential to reimagine Chatsworth’s role within the UK’s cultural economy.
- I look forward to working with the family and the team at Chatsworth to widen our reach and demonstrate value to our communities as a charitable trust, whilst protecting this vital piece of our national heritage for generations to come.
- Lord Burlington, Chairman of the Chatsworth House Trust, said: ” I am delighted to welcome Jane to Chatsworth as Director of the Chatsworth House Trust.
The Trust was set up by my grandfather in 1981 to look after the house, collections, garden, woodlands and park for the long-term benefit of everyone, Jane’s experience and achievements in the arts, culture and heritage arenas make her the perfect person to lead an ambitious new chapter of growth and development for the charity.
There is a great deal of excitement around this appointment, we look forward to working closely with Jane and we wish her every success,” Located within the Peak District National Park, Chatsworth is home to the Devonshire family. It comprises a Grade I listed house and stables, a 105-acre garden, a 1,822-acre park, a farmyard and adventure playground, and one of Europe’s most significant private art collections.
Chatsworth is also a registered charity. The Chatsworth House Trust was established in 1981 to look after the house, collections, garden, woodlands, and park for the benefit of everyone. Every penny of visitor admission income goes directly to the Trust.
- Chatsworth plays an important role in the local community as a thriving cultural and educational destination, a nationally important historic landscape, and a working estate that operates with a mindful approach to the environment and sustainability.
- Find out more about the Chatsworth House Trust, make a donation, or become a Friend or Patron by visiting,
Main image: Jane Marriott photographed by India Hobson, © Chatsworth House Trust : Jane Marriott joins Chatsworth as Director
Is Chatsworth the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
Chatsworth House is home to the Devonshire family, and has been passed down through 16 generations. Explore over 25 rooms in the stately home including the Painted Hall, State Rooms, Sculpture Gallery and discover its art, history and family.
Who is the current Earl of Burlington
William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington was born on 6 June 1969. He is the son of Peregrine Andrew Morny Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire and Amanda Carmen Heywood-Lonsdale.