Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Kedleston Hall, National Trust, Derbyshire

The Curzon family have owned 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 house was designed in 1759 by the Palladian architects James Paine and Matthew Brettingham but Curzon was so impressed with Adam's designs for his gardens that Adam was quickly put in charge of the construction of the new mansion. The ornate Reception Hall, Dining room etc on the first floor are all for show, with the family living near the kitchens where the present restaurant is.

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