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Farming the Hardwick Estate

Farming the Hardwick Estate

A rare survival in north-east Derbyshire, a cruck-framed cottage at Heath, probably built in the 16th century. The cottage was among the many on the estate carefully modernised during the 6th duke's campaign of improvement. One of the crucks that forms the original timber-framed structure can be seen in the end wall.

Image courtesy of English Heritage (Steve Cole).

Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Hardwick: A Great House and its Estate' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-544-4) for the England's Past for Everyone series