Saturday, 31 December 2016

Casterne Hall - Derbyshire

The first building on the site was built by the Romans, and some remains are incorporated into today's house. Next cam an abbey that suffered badly during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

The Hurt family took possession of the state in the mid sixteenth century but decided to live elsewhere until Nicholas Hurt rebuilt Casterne, finishing the new stately hall in 1740.

Casterne Hall is built of grey bricks that are common to the Peak District.This makes for an austere sight on a grey day, but Casterne has been described as one of the top twelve family homes in Britain, so make sure you go on a sunny day.

Casterne Hall is in the Manifold Valley of the Peak District, overlooking beautiful countryside, quite close to Ilam (worth a visit in its own right).

Casterne Hall


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