House & Family History: Former residents include Bess of Hardwick. House remodelled for Bess of Hardwick circa 1585. "Hardwick" may be translated as "sheep farm."
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, 16th century.
Current Ownership Type: The National Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction
Ownership Details: Owned by the National Trust and managed by English Heritage.