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Kedleston, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishKedleston All Saints 
Poor Law unionBelper 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Kedleston 1600-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online., in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Civil Registration

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:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

Protestation Returns

The Phillimore transcript of the Protestation Oath at Kedleston 1641, Derbyshire, is available to browse online.

DistrictAmber Valley
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE22
Post TownDerby