Breadsall Priory

Breadsall Priory is a former priory in Derbyshire. A house of the Friars Eremites, founded, it is said, by the Dethick family, about the middle of the 13th Century, and subsequently converted into an Augustinian priory.

The physician and poet Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin, moved there shortly before his death in 1802 and his son Sir Francis Sacheverel Darwin (1786 - 1859) lived there subsequently. Sir Francis' son Edward Levett Darwin, author of under the pseudonym High Elms of the Gameskeeper's Manual, learnt natural history in its grounds.

It is currently a Marriott hotel with two 18 hole golf courses. It has grade II listed status. The nearest villages are Breadsall, Little Eaton and Morley.

Golf Courses

There are two 18 hole golf courses on the complex. One is set in mature parkland called the Priory Course, and the other is set in moorland surroundings called the Moorland Course.

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