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Local History

Posted by
Ainsley (Derbyshire, United Kingdom) on 21 July 2014 in Architecture.

- Over the next two weeks I will be doing a short series to showcase the deep history that I have on my doorstep here in Derbyshire. Each day will pin point a place I have visited with my camera and tell you about why it's in my local history series.

Grade 1 Georgian Listed building, Sutton Scarsdale Hall was built in 1724 and was believed to have been the 5th building on the site.

After many years of neglect, in November 1919 the estate was bought by a group of local businessmen who asset-stripped the house; this went as far as removing the roof in 1920. Some parts of the building were shipped to the USA, where one room's oak panelling was bought by newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, who planned to use it at Hearst Castle. After many years in storage in New York, Pall Mall films bought the panelling for use as a set in their various 1950s productions. Another set of panels are now resident in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Wayra from Roma, Italy

Wonderful perspective and the unusual b/w chiuce adds drama to the entire job. Well done!

21 Jul 2014 6:04am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic pov and use of dof in this image Ainsley and your processing in B&W is superb too. Fascinating history such a shame that those people felt they could just strip this apart, but good that some of it's still on display even as far away as across the atlantic. A 5* shot and I've added it to one of my remixes

21 Jul 2014 6:45am

@Doug: Thank you Doug, that comment means a lot, glad you like it so much.

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Je suis séduite par ce point de vue remarquable*****

21 Jul 2014 8:08am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Oh j'aime beaucoup

21 Jul 2014 8:23am

Devi from Chennai, India

Very impressive...the image and the narration.
I do wish Briton buys back those shipped parts and this is renovated keeping in mind the old designs.Heritage buildings need to be preserved Ainsley....

21 Jul 2014 11:50am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a beautifully framed and composed shot Ainsley! Well done! ;-)

21 Jul 2014 11:58am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Fantastic b&w. Superb composition.:-)

21 Jul 2014 2:58pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

very beautiful composition!

21 Jul 2014 3:42pm

mahdi from rostamkola, Iran

excellent 5*

21 Jul 2014 7:53pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful composition with the tyre tracks leading the eye through the field! i like the dof you used here for that nice out of focus perspective in the distance!

22 Jul 2014 2:06am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Excellent low vantage point.

22 Jul 2014 2:13am

Langevine from Angers, France

oh superbe

22 Jul 2014 7:03am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your spotlight selection Ainsley! ;-)

22 Jul 2014 5:55pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Absolutely wonderfulc compo and selective focus. Great in B&W ! Congrats on the Spotlight !!

22 Jul 2014 7:17pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Excellent shot!
L O V E L Y !!!!
Congratulation! :)

22 Jul 2014 7:32pm

Steyners from Portland, United States

Superb .. congratulations ..!

22 Jul 2014 8:08pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


22 Jul 2014 8:10pm

Rebecca from Oregon, United States

Like those tracks in the row and the beautiful wheat. Nice leading line and that manor house in the background gives a great sense of mood.

22 Jul 2014 8:24pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Congratulations Ainsley, a very well deserved spotlight, as I said before this is excellent work

23 Jul 2014 5:03am

PATRICK from miramas, France

top compo et nb 5**** spot mérité

23 Jul 2014 6:17am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

well deserved recognition Ainsley.excellent work

23 Jul 2014 7:48am

k@ from Paris, France

Gorgeous !

23 Jul 2014 10:44am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congrats on the well deserved spotlight!

23 Jul 2014 12:06pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Superb... Congratulations on Spotlight!

23 Jul 2014 12:07pm


really good.

23 Jul 2014 5:02pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

24 Jul 2014 5:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! A gorgeous b&w image. The detail is just fantastic! Congratulations on the Spotlight! Well deserved!

25 Jul 2014 2:10am

This image has been featured in 3 Remix collections.

Landscape by Photonicstone

Original by Sof

Incredible Monochrome by Doug