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Kedleston

All Saints' Church is the only surviving building from the original village.
Kedleston

Kedleston Hall
Kedleston is located in Derbyshire
Kedleston
 Kedleston shown within Derbyshire
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District Amber Valley
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DERBY
Postcode district DE22
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Kedleston is a village and civil parish in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire. It lies to the north-west of Derby, and nearby places include Quarndon, Weston Underwood, Mugginton, and Kirk Langley.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Notable residents 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Kedleston was mentioned in the Domesday book as belonging to Henry de Ferrers[1] and having a mill. It was valued at 20 shillings.[2]

The name of the village derives from Ketel’s tūn, the homestead belonging to Ketel, from the Old Norse Ketill [3]

The village is the site of Kedleston Hall, the historic residence of the Curzon family and now run by the National Trust. The parish church is All Saints,[4] which is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[5]

Notable residents

Robert of Courçon, English cardinal, was born here in the 12th century.[6]

The Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy of India (1899–1905).

References

  1. ^ Henry was given a large number of manors in Derbyshire including Great Longstone, Wormhill, Duffield and Cowley.
  2. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.749
  3. ^ Ekwall, E., (1964) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names, 4th Edition.
  4. ^ All Saints
  5. ^ All Saints, Kedleston, visitchurches.org, accessed 29 September 2010
  6. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913

External links

  • Golf club
  • Sundial on the church
  • All Saints Church


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