SK0980 : Sparrowpit, The Wanted

taken 7 years ago, near to Sparrowpit, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Sparrowpit, The Wanted
Sparrowpit, The Wanted
The Wanted Inn, which was built as a farmstead in 1618 by the Earl of Devonshire of Chatsworth House, is situated on the sharp right-angled bend in the A623 in the village of Sparrowpit LinkExternal link , on the outskirts of Chapel-en-le-Frith and the parish of the Peak Forest.

The earliest reference to Sparrowpit is found in 1618 as "Sparrow Pit House" (which relates to the Wanted Inn). The building stands on an ancient saltway route which began in Cheshire and ended in Sheffield. In 1700 the farmstead also became an Inn, known as the "Three Tuns".

In 1839 the name of the Inn was changed to The Devonshire Arms. When the 10th Duke of Devonshire died in 1950, his second son became heir, and because of massive death duties, soon put the Inn up for auction; however, it did not get a bid and remained "unwanted". In 1956 it was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Buswell from Whitehough, at the 2nd auction and, after much thought, the new owners refurbished and renamed it “The Wanted”.

Further information : LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) (The Wanted Inn website).
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Date Taken
Monday, 4 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Camera (from Tags)
Nikon P100 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0907 8070 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.3888N 1:51.9178W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0906 8065
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Pub  Public House  Inn  Restaurant  Seventeenth Century  17th Century 

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