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All Saints Church, Kedleston
All Saints Church,
Kedleston Park, DE22 5JH,
Kedleston, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Church had a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in the 13th century, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

Kelly's Directory of 1895 tells us the church of All Saints is "a cruciform building of stone in the Early Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave and transepts, with a low embattled central tower containing one bell, dated 1830". It was restored in 1884-85 by the current Lord Scarsdale, when the nave received a new oak roof and a new west window; the nave and transept arches of the central tower were cleared of plaster, and a new oak groined ceiling constructed. A very beautiful pavement of black and coloured Derbyshire marbles were also laid down. Some of the old high-backed oaken pews remain, and the pulpit, though new, is of old oak. The brass eagle lectern was presented by Nathaniel C. Curzon esq. of Lockington Hall, Leicestershire.

In the north-east angle is an incised alabaster slab to William Curzon (1547); and in the Curzon chapel, or south transept, is a large mural monument to John Curzon, great-nephew of the preceding William, with half-length figures of himself and Millicent his wife, and a long inscription (1632-86). On the floor of this transept are inscribed slabs to Sir Nathaniel Curzon, bart. d.1718, and Sarah (Penn) his wife, d.1727; and in the north transept, are two marble monuments with life-size figures, to Sir Nathaniel and his wife, and to her son, Sir Nathaniel Curzon bart. d.1758, father of the 1st baron. Against the west wall is a marble monument with bust, to Sir John Curzon bart. M.P. for Derbyshire in the reigns of Queen Anne and George I. d.1727, and against the east wall are tablets to the Right Hon. Nathaniel Curzon, 2nd Baron Scarsdale, d.1837, and others. Nathaniel, 3rd baron, d.1856, is buried in the churchyard near the chancel, and there are other memorials of this name, from 1730 to 1850.

Kedleston Hall, a magnificent structure in the Classic style and is considered to be the masterpiece of Robert Adam the architect... was erected in 1765 by the 1st Lord Scarsdale, in place of the old hall, the village being at the same time removed to its present site".

All Saints' Church is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust - "All Saints' church is all that remains of the Medieval village of Kedleston, razed in 1759 by Sir Nathaniel Curzon to make way for the magnificent Kedleston Hall".

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SK3122340313. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 16 Aug 2013 at 15:11.

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