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Kedleston Hall and Park, This is located in Derbyshire.
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Photos of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, England.
Kedleston Hall was the last-built of the great houses of Derbyshire. The successor of at least two other large buildings on the same site occupied by members of the Curzon family since Henry I's reign about 860 years ago, it was erected in the 1760's by Sir Nathaniel Curzon, the first Baron Scarsdale, whose descendant, Viscount Scarsdale, is the present occupant. Kedleston Hall is a noble example of the work of Robert Adam, Two other architects that were involved in the early stages were Matthew Brettingham and James Paine.
the most splendid room is the Marble Hall, Rows of 25ft high pink alabaster
columns surround the room. They are stone from quarries at Red Hill, in
Nottinghamshire. The floor is of Italian marble and the Derbyshire Hopton
Wood stone. Until the middle of the eighteenth century, the village of
Kedleston was clustered around the hall, but Sir Nathaniel Curzon had
it removed to its present site some distance away. He also had the main
road diverted, so that it should not pass too near to the new house.
09 shows a very odd looking sun dial which is mounted on the side of the
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