The truth probably lies in the fact that unseasoned timbers became distorted over the years due to the heavy lead covering.
This fine gravestone can be seen in the churchyard at Eyam.
Chatsworth House, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is close to Bakewell. Unfortunately I don't have any photographs of the house at the moment.
Early in the 19th century, the 6th Duke of Devonshire made various alterations Chatsworth House. At that time he decided that the village of EDENSOR, close to his fine house, was any eyesore and razed it to the ground. He then had the village rebuilt away from the house, leaving his fine estate uncluttered by houses.
His new ‘model village’ was built just one mile away and no two buildings are the same. At the entrance to the village is a lodge which looks like a small castle, whilst in a corner stands a mock Swiss chalet in brown stone. Other houses have Tudor chimneys, Italian style windows, with a jumble of gables , porches and odd windows.