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photoblog image Longshawe Estate 1/7

Longshawe Estate 1/7

Taken at the Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire during September last year. The Longshaw Estate is an area of moorland, woodland and farmland owned by the National Trust since 1931, after being first bought by the people of Sheffield in 1928. It is part of the larger National Trust Peak District Estate and is run along with the High Peak Estate and South Peak Estate.

Longshawe Estate 1/7

Taken at the Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire during September last year. The Longshaw Estate is an area of moorland, woodland and farmland owned by the National Trust since 1931, after being first bought by the people of Sheffield in 1928. It is part of the larger National Trust Peak District Estate and is run along with the High Peak Estate and South Peak Estate.

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2016, 02:49
It appears as though it has been built in fits&starts, Brian.

I like your grassy foreground.
Brian Walbey: I suspect it has been built in fits and starts but I know very little about it, because it is not open to the public so very little information is available.
Was it originally a large home belonging to a wealthy family?
Brian Walbey: The estate was once the shooting estate and lodge for the Duke of Rutland, who's ancestral home was, and remains, here http://www.belvoircastle.com/ and to answer your question yes they were, and no doubt still are, wealthy.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Jun 2016, 04:35
Très jolie façade. J'aime la tour que l'on voit à  l'arrière.
Brian Walbey: The tower at the back looks older than the front of the building.
A nice perspective to this impressive structure Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, this was about the only viewpoint, I was shooting over the top of a fence!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 27 Jun 2016, 06:24
A very unusual building, Brian
Brian Walbey: Built from the local stone in a style very much of that area, and sadly not open to the public.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jun 2016, 06:33
It sounds, as you describe it, as a true amenity for the people
Brian Walbey: The hundreds of acres of parkland are but the house is closed to the public.
It would make a great hotel complex, Brian??!!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it would Ginnie, especially with the surroundings I am showing this week, but the house is closed to the public.
A rather austere house Brian that seems to be built in the ruins of a castle
Brian Walbey: It's all one building Bill, but not open to the public.
That is one huge building.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is quite large and goes back quite a long way.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jun 2016, 12:58
These places seem to be a study in property economics. A little house for the family smile Then the family can't afford it anymore, because of property taxes and maintenance. So it goes back to those who charged the taxes. Probably built too large to start with.
Brian Walbey: This was the Duke of Rutland's hunting lodge and estate, he also had, and still has, this place http://www.belvoircastle.com/ as the ancestral home!! How the other half live!!
I always like to see these natural stone buildings
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jun 2016, 14:05
A fine looking place Brian.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jun 2016, 18:45
I had a pleasant day walking in the estate and beyond. It's a wonderful area. Naturally, the NT tearoom was visited smile I don't recall seeing much of the house, though.

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