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Revolution House - Chesterfield visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Revolution House' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Derbyshire.

This panorama shows the area around Revolution House, which is in Old Whittington, a small village about 3 miles north of Chesterfield near the eastern side of the Peak District in Derbyshire. The house is named after the Revolution of 1688 in England when the Earl of Devonshire, who lived in Chatsworth, met the Earl of Danby and Mr John D'Arcy in this house to begin planning the overthrow of King James II in favour of William and Mary of Orange. Their plans were written in code and sent to William of Orange in the Hague inviting him to take the throne.

At that time Revolution House was an ale house known as the 'Cock and Pynot' (pynot is the old English word for Magpie). This pub moved to a new location behind the cottage and is now called the 'Cock and Magpie'. Today, the ground floor of the cottage has been converted into a museum with 17th Century country furniture on show on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a changing programme of exhibition on local themes and there is also a film telling the story of the Revolution.

Entrance to Revolution House is free. It is a Grade I listed building and is managed by Chesterfield Borough Council.


Road: Head north from Chesterfield on the A61, turning right on the B6052 to Old Whittington. Revolution House is on the corner of High Street and Church Street North.

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