2015

SK3140 : The Marble Hall, Kedleston Hall

taken 9 years ago, near to Kedleston, Derbyshire, England

The Marble Hall, Kedleston Hall
The Marble Hall, Kedleston Hall
The marble hall is designed to suggest the open courtyard or atrium of a Roman villa. Twenty fluted alabaster columns with Corinthian capitals support the heavily decorated, high-coved cornice. Niches in the walls contain classical statuary; above the niches are grisaille panels. The floor is of inlaid Italian marble.
Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

Kedleston Hall is a country house, approximately four miles north-west of Derby, and is the seat of the Curzon family who have owned the estate at Kedleston since at least 1297 and have lived in a succession of manor houses near to or on the site of the present Kedleston Hall which was built between 1758 and 1765, the work of by Matthew Brettingham, James Paine and Robert Adam.

The design of the three-floored house is of three blocks linked by two segmentally curved corridors. The ground floor is rusticated, while the upper floors are of smooth-dressed stone. The central, largest block contains the state rooms and was intended for use only when there were important guests in the house. The East block was a self-contained country house in its own right, containing all the rooms for the family's private use, and the identical West block contained the kitchens and all other domestic rooms and staff accommodation.

Today Kedleston Hall is a National Trust property (LinkExternal link National Trust). It is a Grade I listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 78880 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).


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SK3140, 324 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 14 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 September, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 312 403 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.5499N 1:32.1749W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 312 403
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