Kedleston (All Saints)

KEDLESTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Belper, hundred of Appletree, S. division of the county of Derby, 4½ miles (N. W.) from Derby; containing 102 inhabitants. It comprises 977a. 2r., nearly the whole of which are within the limits of Kedleston Park, the splendid seat of Lord Scarsdale. The mansion, a structure of elegant design, contains a suite of superb apartments, embellished with every classical variety of art, a collection of paintings by the first masters, and a series of casts of the ancient school. Its grounds are adorned with plantations of oak and other full-grown trees, and with a fine sheet of water, over which a bridge of three arches forms an approach to the Hall. The scenery in the park is enriched with some picturesque cascades; and over a sulphureous spring, the water of which is efficacious in cutaneous and scorbutic diseases, is a building having a bath and other requisites for the use of the water. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £3. 19. 7.; net income, £155; patron, Lord Scarsdale. The church has a Norman south door, and contains several ancient monuments of the Curzon family.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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