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.
Hillside Haven; Becky Hodges Relaxes and Unwinds Just an Hour Away from Hectic City Life in the Beautiful Derbyshire Countryside
Aug 08, 2001; Byline: Becky Hodges After a relatively hectic weekend, it was nice to take the opportunity to relax somewhere not very far from...