Within the parish are included the mansions of Burton Closes and Castle Hill.
Few crowded neighbourhoods are visible, and the characteristic features of the scene which meets the eye are the upturned roofs of temples, palaces, and mansions, gay with blue, green and yellow glazed tiles, glittering among the groves of trees with which the city abounds.
Among ancient mansions Derbyshire possesses one of the most famous in England in Haddon Hall, of the 15th century.
Middleton House, named after him, is one of several fine mansions in the vicinity.
The five-storied embattled tower in the centre dates from 1426, and the modern mansions from 1820.