Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall is an English country house in Kedleston, Derbyshire, approximately four miles north-west of Derby, and is the seat of the Curzon family whose name originates in Notre-Dame-de-Courson in Normandy. It has been a National Trust property since 1985, with members of the family residing in one wing and the Rectory House.

The Curzon family 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. The present house was commissioned by Sir Nathaniel Curzon (later 1st Baron Scarsdale) in 1759. The house was designed by the Palladian architects James Paine and Matthew Brettingham and was loosely based on an original plan by Andrea Palladio for the never-built Villa Mocenigo. At the time a relatively unknown architect, Robert Adam was designing some garden temples to enhance the landscape of the park; Curzon was so impressed with Adam's designs, that Adam was quickly put in charge of the construction of the new mansion.

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Kedleston Hall - World War 2 History
... In 1939, Kedleston Hall was offered by Richard Curzon, 2nd Viscount Scarsdale for use by the War Department (United Kingdom) ... Kedleston Hall provided various facilities during the period 1939 to 1945 including its use as a mustering point and army training camp ...
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... The Hall is located 4 miles north-west of Derby, and is now open to the public, as one of the properties owned by the National Trust ... One wing of Kedleston is still occupied by the Curzon family ... Curzon intended Kedleston Hall to outshine the house of his Whig neighbour the Cavendishes at Chatsworth ...
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Matthew Brettingham - Kedleston Hall
... Thirty years before a prospective design for a new Kedleston Hall had been drawn up by James Gibbs, one of the leading architects of the day, but Curzon wanted his ... Kedleston Hall was designed by Brettingham on a plan by Palladio for the unbuilt Villa Mocenigo ... The design by Brettingham, similar to that of Holkham Hall, was for a massive principal central block flanked by four secondary wings, each a miniature country house, themselves linked by ...

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