The eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of a valley, into which the road with 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.
~Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England.
It is believed that Jane Austen may have based her idea of Pemberley on Chatsworth House while composing Pride and Prejudice when staying in the nearby town of Bakewell during October 1796 to Autumn 1797.
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