Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Kedleston Hall



Sunday, 20th May 2012

Thankfully the rain held off for yesterday's trip to Kedleston Hall. The park was being used for a folk festival over week end, but this did not impinge too much upon the house.

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Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire


Commissioned in 1759 by Sir Nathaniel Curzon, Kedleston Hall was designed as a Palladian Villa by James Paine and Matthew Brettingham. The young Robert Adam was employed to design some garden temples on the estate, but his work so impressed Curzon that he was soon put in charge of the main house. The south front and interiors are examples ... (read more...)

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