Kedleston, a parish in Derbyshire, on an affluent of the river Derwent, 3½ miles SW by W of Duffield railway station, and 4 NW of Derby. There is a post and money order office (T.S.O.) at Kedleston Road, under Derby; telegraph office, Derby. Acreage, 959, of which 22 are water; population, 102. The property, with Kedleston Hall, belongs to Lord Scarsdale. The hall was erected in 1765 after designs by Adams, comprises a centre and two pavilions, with connecting corridors; has a frontage of 360 feet, with a portico on pillars 30 feet high; contains a grand hall 67 feet by 42, with ceiling supported by twenty alabaster columns; contains also a very fine circular saloon 42 feet in diameter and 55 feet high; has a rich collection of paintings, chiefly by the old masters, and stands in a beautiful park of 700 acres, containing old oaks 24 feet in girth, arches of Constantine, a lake, and a medicinal spring. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £135 with residence. Patron, Lord Scarsdale. The church is ancient and cruciform, has a Norman door, and a low embattled tower, and contains several ancient and splendid monuments of the Curzons. It was restored in 1884-85 by Lord Scarsdale.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Kedleston All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Belper|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Kedleston 1600-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Kedleston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Kedleston (All Saints))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Kedleston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:
The Phillimore transcript of the Protestation Oath at Kedleston 1641, Derbyshire, is available to browse online.