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Markeaton Hall

Markeaton Park was originally part of the Markeaton Hall Estate, owned by the Mundy family from 1516. The hall was a brick mansion, built c 1755. In 1929, the Markeaton Hall and twenty acres of its gardens were given to the Corporation by the Reverend Clarke Maxwell who had inherited the estate from the late Mrs Mundy, on condition that the whole area would be used as a public park and that the ma…