Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire.

Pride and Prejudice.

In Pride and Prejudice, Chatsworth was used as Pemberley, the residence
of Mr. Darcy. It is believed that Jane Austen actually based her idea
of Pemberley on Chatsworth House as she wrote the novel while in
Bakewell.

“The eye was instantly
caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of the valley
into which the road into some abruptness wound.”

“It was a large,
handsome, stone building standing well on rising ground, and backed by a
ridge of high woody hills; and in front, a stream of some natural
importance was swelled into greater, but without any artificial
appearance. Its banks were neither formal, nor falsely adorned.”

Chatsworth was also mentioned in the novel as one of the estates Elizabeth Bennet visits before arriving at Pemberley.

Source: http://www.chatsworth.org/




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