Architectural Tour of Ashbourne - 'Gateway to the Peak', 18th July 2021



Ashbourne is arguably the best Georgian town in the county. The architectural historian, Sir Nikolous Pevsner, once declared that “Church Street is one of the finest streets in Derbyshire. It has a large variety of excellent houses and whole stretches without anything that could jar.”



But behind those elegant brick and rendered Georgian facades are often much older structures, some medieval!



Our walking tour on the 18th July 2021, led by DHBT Trustee and building surveyor, Mark Somerfield, explored a range of Georgian houses in the town, as well as the classic medieval setting in which they exist. It also placed the houses at the heart of 18th Century Ashbourne and its unique social and cultural life!