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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chatsworth House Chapel

The 17th century chapel at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is one of the highlights of this popular stately home.

Chatsworth House Chapel with Damien Hirst statue


The Chapel at Chatsworth House includes a ceiling painting of the resurrection of Christ by the French artist Louis Laguerre (1663-1721). There are also paintings of Doubting Thomas by Antonio Verrio (1639-1707) and statues "Faith" & "Justice" in alabaster by Caius Gabriel Cibber (1630-1700).

Set within the altar is an eight foot tall bronze statue entitled "Saint Bartholomew, Exquisite Pain" (2006) by the contemporary British artist Damien Hirst. The martyr was flayed to death and holds his skin as well as a scalpel and a pair of scissors.

Damien Hirst statue at Chatsworth House Chapel


Other places to see within easy reach of Chatsworth House include the small town of Bakewell (10 minutes), Matlock, the delightful Hope Valley, historic Peveril CastleBuxton (25 minutes), the Old Hall in BuxtonCastletonEyam Hall, Eyam Stocks and the outdoor sports and hiking resort of Hathersage.

Chatsworth House
Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP
Registered Charity 511149
Map of Chatsworth

Admission For House, Garden & Farmyard

Adults 20 GBP, Child 13 GBP, OAP/Student 17 GBP

Access

The nearest station to Chatsworth is Chesterfield which has rail connections to London St Pancreas. The Transpeak Service bus runs from Manchester to Stockport, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Derby and on to Nottingham.

1 comment:

buckreeder said...

Hi, Can you tell me whether there is any stained glass in the entrance to this chapel? I think I took a photo here on a visit ages ago of Jesus in stained glass.
Thanks
Philip