February 10th, 2011


Swarkestone Pavilion

Swarkestone Pavillion I've finally got round to uploading the photos from a Landmark Trust visit a couple of weekends ago. This is Swarkestone Pavilion near Derby which is a remnant associated with the former Swarkestone Hall. This building was built in the 1630s, and there's a walled enclosure in front of it, which may have been a bowling green. Hard to believe now since it has several dips and bumps, and an invasion of molehills! If it looks slightly familiar it may be because, before it was renovated by the Trust, the ruined building was used a backdrop to the Rolling Stones' album Beggar's Banquet
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