20 pictures show the vanished country houses of Chesterfield and Derbyshire - including Wingfield Manor, Sutton Scarsdale Hall, Alfreton Hall and Wingerworth Hall

These pictures into the past show some of the lost country houses which once dotted the countryside around Chesterfield and Derbyshire.

They include a ruined mansion which once served as a backdrop to a Hollywood film, the former manor homes of the wealthiest and best-known Derbyshire families and several houses built on the historic sites of much older Medieval country seats.

Chesterfield and District Civic Society has produced a list of lost, or much reduced, country properties within a 10-mile radius of Chesterfield.

Others not pictured include Wingfield Manor at South Wingfield, Whittington Manor, Walton Hall, Spital House, Sutton Scarsdale Hall, Park House at Pilsley, Linacre Hall at Brampton and Caus Hall at Old Brampton.

We’ve also included photos and illustrations of historic lost buildings from the archives, including Melbourne Castle.