Renishaw HallEdit profile
Renishaw Hall is a stately home in Derbyshire, England which dates from the 17th century. It is a Grade I listed building. It has been the home of the Sitwell family for over 350 years. The house was built in 1625 by George Sitwell (1601”“67) who in 1653 was High Sheriff of Derbyshire. Substantial alterations and additions were made to the building by Sir Sitwell Sitwell around 1800. The hall is located south-east of Sheffield, and just north of the village of Renishaw, which is north-east of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. ( grid reference SK436786 ) The owner until 2009 was Sir Reresby Sitwell, 7th Baronet Sitwell of Renishaw. He was the eldest son of Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, who was brother of Edith and Osbert. The notable gardens, including an Italianate garden laid out by Sir George Sitwell (1860”“1943), are open to the public. The hall is open only for groups by private arrangement. The park is listed in the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England as Grade II*. The 1980 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice used footage shot at Renishaw Hall. D. H. Lawrence is said to have used the local village of Eckington and Renishaw Hall as inspiration for his novel Lady Chatterley's Lover .