Ashford in the Water postcard of The Rookery where the 6th Duke of Devonshire installed his mistress Elizabeth Warwick in 1829, and it became the first home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire after their marriage in 1941.

The Rookery at Ashford in the Water

Unfortunately this old Derbyshire postcard from the Valentine’s Series is badly damaged. Corners severely rounded and a section of the front top left hand corner removed.
The stamp has also been removed but although the date has been destroyed enough of the postmark remains to show that it was sent from ASHFORD to a Miss Hannah Walker of Old Trafford, Manchester.

The Rookery at Ashford in the Water