Revolution House (Old Whittington, Derbyshire) Reviews
Description:The Revolution House, in the Derbyshire village of Old Whittington, three miles north of Chesterfield, takes its name ... more
Revolution House (Old Whittington, Derbyshire) ... from the Revolution of 1688. Three hundred years ago, this cottage was an alehouse, the 'Cock and Pynot' ('Pynot' is a dialect word for magpie), and it was here, as history and tradition relate, that three local noblemen- the Earl of Devonshire (from nearby Chatsworth), the Earl of Danby and Mr. John D'Arcy - met to begin planning their part in events which led to the overthrow of King James II in favour of Willam and Mary of Orange. The ground floor of the cottage has a display of 17th Century country furniture, and upstairs there is a changing programme of exhibition on local themes.
Newest Review: ... of its own, but there is some parking available near the Memorial Hall. The pub next door (The Cock and Magpie) has a car park and they don't mind you using it if you call in for a drink or a meal while you are there. ~~~A BIT OF HISTORY. You are probably wondering what the Revolution House is! A few hundred years ago the building now known as the Revolution House was a pub called the Cock ... more
Customer Revolution House (Old Whittington, Derbyshire) Reviews (1)
by - written on 23/03/07 (Very useful, 1094 readings)
A couple of years ago I worked at Old Whittington Library for a few months. It is a very small library run by one person and it did get quite lonely, especially at lunchtime. Once you closed up there was no-one to talk to and not much to look at in a very small room - lots of books but not much in the way of conversation. Old Whittington is a small place on the outskirts of Chesterfield, so there isn't too much to do there. There's one decent pub, a few shops, the library and the Revolution House. I'm not that fond of drinking on my own, so consequently I would either have a solitary lunch in the library or pop over to the Revolution House. ~~~WHERE IS ... Read the complete review
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