History of the Farm Shop buildings
Stud Farm was built in 1910 for the 9th Duke of Devonshire and, amazingly, took only around 120 days to complete. The building was home to the shire horses that worked the land (farming and forestry) on all the Duke's Estates across the UK.
From 1954, the Shires were retired in favour of the tractor. From this period, until 1982, half the building was home to a pedigree herd of Jersey milking cows, with the milk being used at Chatsworth to produce yoghurt, butter and cream. The other half of Stud Farm fell into disrepair and became redundant.
In 1977, the 11th Duchess of Devonshire applied for planning permission for change of use from agricultural to retail. This was granted, and you know the rest!