Why Chatsworth has a North Wing but no South Wing…

This stately home nearly got a second 400-ft extension, as Patrick Coleman reports.

WHEN the 6th Duke of Devonshire began enlarging his ancestral home sometime in the 1820s, he did not face the barrage of opposition that would undoubtedly have come his way today. There were no planning restrictions back then, no notice pinned to Chatsworth’s gates explaining that the Duke required more space for his ever-growing collection of sculptures, and directing the public to comment on proposals…

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