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  Shell House Talks - Gallery - Calke Abbey - Derbyshire  
     
  Early 18th century property developed by Sir John Harpur. An eccentric family the house is noted for its exemplifying decline and clutter.
The grotto is a subterranean open chamber with pool, minerals and shells. Built in 1809 by Samuel Browne of Derby.
 
     
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Calke Abbey
Calke Abbey
 
Calke Abbey
Calke Abbey
 
Calke Abbey
Calke Abbey
 
Calke Abbey
Calke Abbey
 
 
         
 
     
     
     
 
 
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