Miss Frances Webb
Hardwick Hall Country Park
About this image
Text from Kelly's Directory, dated 1891 reads:
"Hardwick Hall, a seat of the Duke or Devonshire K.G., P.C. and at present a residence of his eldest son, the Marquess of Hartington P.C., M.P. erected in the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Elizabeth (Hardwick), Countess of Shrewsbury, is a noble mansion, the number and size of the windows giving it a peculiarly elegant and striking appearance."
The Old Hall can be seen on the left of the image - see DCHQ200025 for more information.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.