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Historical Event, from 14 Dec 2017, free entry

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Revoution House decorated for Christmas

Revoution House decorated for Christmas

Address

High Street,
Old Whittington,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S41 9JZ

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Details

See the Revolution House decorated for a 17th Century Christmas with flower arrangements.

The House takes its name from the Revolution of 1688. Three hundred years ago this cottage was an alehouse - the 'Cock and Pynot' (pynot is a dialect word for magpie) - and it was here that three local noblemen - the Earl of Devonshire (from nearby Chatsworth), the Earl of Danby and Mr John D'Arcy, met to begin planning their part in events which led to the overthrow of King James II in favour of William and Mary of Orange.

Watch a video which tells the story of the Revolution.

Gift shopWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcome

Small groups accepted by prior arrangement. Disabled access to ground floor only.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 14 - Sun 24 Dec 2017 11:00 to 16:00
Wed 27 - Sun 31 Dec 2017 11:00 to 16:00
The House reopens for the summer season in April 2017

Prices

Free entry

Entry is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 384749  Lat: 53.27023 Long: -1.42462

From North/South
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select right hand lane and take 4th exit (A61). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61). At next roundabout (Little Chef) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (B6025, signposted Eckington). Continue up hill for approx ½ mile and turn left onto Church Street North. Then turn right into High Street. Revolution House on left.

From East
Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 from Bakewell to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and at traffic lights go straight on. At roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to A61 (signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61), then follow route from North/South.

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Chesterfield station

Facilities

  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Small groups accepted by prior arrangement. Disabled access to ground floor only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Notes

  • The House is a 17th Century cottage and is a listed building. Access to the upper floor is via a steep set of stairs.

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
 
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