Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire :: Shared Description

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).
by David Dixon
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SK3040 : Kedleston Park, View Towards Northern End of Lake by David Dixon
SK3140 : Kedleston Hall by David Dixon
SK3140 : Kedleston Hall, The Great North Front by David Dixon
SK3140 : Orangery, Kedleston Hall by Jo Turner
SK3140 : Drawing Room at Kedleston Hall by David Dixon
SK3040 : Kedleston Park by David Dixon
SK3140 : Kedleston Hall, Park and Lake by David Dixon
SK3140 : Summer House, Kedleston Hall by Jo Turner
SK3040 : View from the Driveway To Kedleston Hall by David Dixon
SK3140 : Boathouse, Kedleston Hall by Jo Turner
SK3140 : Kedleston Park by David Dixon
SK3140 : The Marble Hall, Kedleston Hall by David Dixon
SK3140 : Island in the Lake at Kedleston Hall by David Dixon
SK3140 : The Bridge and Cascade at Kedleston Hall by David Dixon
SK3140 : Kedleston Hall by Stephen McKay
SK3140 : Kedleston Hall, The Marble Hall by David Dixon
SK3140 : The Robert Adam Bridge at Kedleston Hall by David Dixon
SK3140 : Kedleston Hall Drawing Room by David Dixon


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Created: Fri, 18 Sep 2015, Updated: Fri, 18 Sep 2015

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