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The Old Hall at Hardwick survives only as a shell, with remnants of its plaster decoration.

Hardwick Timeline

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Although the Cavendishes divided their time between Derbyshire and London, they occupied rented houses until the 18th century, when the 2nd duke bu

In 1811, just short of his 21st birthday, William Spenser Cavendish (the 6th duke of Devonshire) inherited one of the largest landed estates in the

Duchess Georgiana married the 5th duke of Devonshire in 1775.