...an inspiring manor house
Renishaw Hall is a stately home in Derbyshire which dates from the 17th century. It is a Grade I listed building.
The house was built in 1625 by George Sitwell (1600–67) who in 1653 was High Sheriff of Derbyshire. Extensive 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.
Renishaw Hall has been the family home of the Sitwells for nearly 400 years.
There is a beautiful 300-acre park, eight acres of the most important Italianate gardens in England, and a house full of treasures large and small collected over many centuries. This is open by appointment to the public for exclusive and intimate tours with knowledgeable and friendly guides to tell you about the family, the artefacts they have collected, the history of Renishaw and to answer any of your questions.
Renishaw Hall Gardens make an excellent day out for families as well as garden, history and art enthusiasts. Come and spend a day with the whole family - walk, enjoy the children's trails and magic garden, and stop for lunch in the cafe. The building is 300 yards long and overlooks the park. Rex Whistler, one of the many artists sponsored and patronised by the Sitwells at the beginning of the century, called it "the most exciting place I know".
The BBC version 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.
Visit Renishaw Hall’s website for details of opening hours and admission prices.
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015