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Coordinates: 53°13′37″N 1°37′30″W / 53.227°N 1.625°W / 53.227; -1.625

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Edensor is located in Derbyshire

 Edensor shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK251700
District Derbyshire Dales
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BAKEWELL
Postcode district DE45
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places: UK • England • Derbyshire

Edensor (pronounced "EnZer") is a village in Derbyshire, England. It is the closest village to Chatsworth House and much of it belongs to the Dukes of Devonshire. Originally the village was close to the River Derwent immediately below Chatsworth, but the Dukes had it moved out of sight over a hill, apart from one cottage whose tenant didn't want to move, which still stands in Chatsworth Park. The Chatsworth Estate office occupies a handsome red brick building which was built as an inn for visitors to Chatsworth in the 18th century.

Edensor's St Peter's church was expanded by Sir George Gilbert Scott for the 7th Duke of Devonshire in the 1860s. It contains a magnificent early 17th century memorial to Bess of Hardwick's sons, Henry and William Cavendish. Sir Joseph Paxton is buried in the churchyard, as is U.S. President John F. Kennedy's sister Kathleen Kennedy, who was married to the 10th Duke's eldest son. Kennedy visited the grave during his presidency.

The hamlet of Dunsa lies to the northwest of Edensor at grid reference SK245704.

St Peter's Church from East Kennedy memorials in St Peter's churchyard

See also

  • Beeley - another Chatsworth estate village
  • Pilsley - also a Chatsworth estate village

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