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The Gardens at Chatsworth, Derbyshire | by UGArdener
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The Gardens at Chatsworth, Derbyshire

·The Cascade and Cascade House: The Cascade is a set of stone steps over which water flows from a set of fountains at the top. It was built in 1696 and rebuilt on a grander scale in 1701. In 1703 a grand baroque Temple or Cascade House designed by Thomas Archer was added at the top. A major restoration of both the Cascade and the Cascade House was carried out in 1994–1996; it took 10,000 man-hours of work. In 2004 the Cascade was voted the best water feature in England by a panel of 45 garden experts organised by Country Life.[4] It has 24 cut steps, each slightly different and with a variety of textures so that each gives a different sound when water runs over and down them.

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Taken on July 3, 2004