Friday 16 February | 11am to 12.30pm

£12.50 per person

Join archaeologist Oliver Jessop as he discusses the archaeological survey that was undertaken during the life of the Chatsworth Masterplan. Costing £32.7 million, the Masterplan began in 2005 and was completed in 2018. It was one of the largest projects undertaken at Chatsworth since the 6th Duke of Devonshire built the north wing between 1820 and 1828. 

Oliver will discuss the results of the survey, what was found both above and below ground, and will explore some of the unexpected discoveries that were revealed during the project.

Oliver Jessop is a recognised expert on the survey and analysis of standing buildings and historic landscapes. He was the former Chair of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Professional Membership Panel and has served as a Trustee of the Derbyshire Archaeology Society. Since 2008, Oliver has acted as the heritage and archaeological Consultant at Chatsworth involved with the Masterplan restoration of the house and surrounding garden.

This year our winter talks will take place in our garden studio, The Old Potting Shed. Please arrive from 10.45am at the top garden gates where a member of staff will direct you to the venue. The Old Potting Shed is step free and has accessible facilities. If you have any questions about accessibility please contact

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