Commemorative card for the death of the 6th Duke of Devonshire. St Peter's Church, Edensor
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Spencer Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire (1833-1908), Liberal statesman who served under Gladstone but opposed Home Rule for Ireland and with Chamberlain founded Liberal Unionist Party; President of Council in Salisbury's second administration and under Balfour 1902-3. He was buried at St Peter's Church. It was built in 1870 on the site of the old village church, with parts of the old church incorporated into it. The architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott. It has a tall Early English tower and spire, an Early English interior with 2 aisles, circular and octagonal piers (including four dating to the 13th century), clerestory and chancel. Edensor is a model village lying within the Chatsworth Estate, in Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park. The village is home to many workers on the Chatsworth Estate. Most of the buildings in Edensor now date to around 1840, when the 6th Duke of Devonshire removed the village from along the river to its present position, as it 'spoilt' the view from the Chatsworth House.