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Calke Abbey is a Grade I listed country house near Ticknall, Derbyshire, built in 1701/4. Taken over by The National Trust. Sadly it is a house in decline only remedial work but no restoration has been done and interiors are almost as they were found in 1985 so the decay of the building and its interiors has been halted but not reversed. Before the National Trust's work of the late 1980s everything had remained untouched since the 1880s. It houses a great collection of natural history objects with lots of taxidermy birds. A lot of this collection was sold to pay death duties . The Booth Museum in Brighton purchase the most . The Booth is another favourite place of mine. Hope hope you enjoy my photos and thread. All the best Bobby