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The park at Chatsworth

The late 17th-century formal gardens at Chatsworth were radically changed during the early and later 18th century, and by the 6th duke with Jeffry Wyatville and Joseph Paxton during the first half of the 19th century. A few elements have survived. They include the Cascade, part of an ambitious series of waterworks created in 1694 by Grillet, a pupil of Le Notre, designer of gardens at Versailles, which the 1st duke no doubt hoped to emulate. 

Elizabeth Williamson
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The park at Chatsworth looking east towards the Cascade, one of the few remaining elements of the formal garden of c. 1688-1703
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