Saturday, February 27, 2016

From The Archives: Calton Lees


Calton Lees is a hamlet about a mile from Chatsworth House. Chatsworth Garden Centre is located here; there's a decent cafe, and toilets of course, which you can use without needing to go inside the cafe.

Just to the west is an extensive grassland area known as Calton Pastures, a type of landscape that's unusual in the Peak District.

The photograph I've chosen depicts Jasmine Cottage, one of the many properties in local villages that are owned and managed by the Chatsworth Estate. The blue/green colour on the 'Jasmine Cottage' sign is used on all the buildings; gates, railings, doors, windows, and drainpipes are all painted the same colour.