All Saints' Church, Kedleston, Derbyshire

Address: Kedleston Hall, Kedleston, Quarndon, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH
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Open from 26 March to 30 October from Monday - Wednesday and on weekends from 11.00am to 5.00pm
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Spectacular memorials and Norman monsters

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.Today, the hall is a beautiful National Trust property and you can easily combine a trip to both attractions at once.

The Curzon family has lived at Kedleston for 700 years and their stunning memorials – created by several famous designers including Robert Adam – fill the church. The grandest was erected in 1909, commissioned by Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, for his wife Mary.

A dazzling marble tomb –- with lifesize figures and watching angels –- floats on a sea of green translucent quartz in its own little chapel with superb stained glass windows. Another monument from 1456 shows Sir John Curzon in full armour with his wife and their two dogs.

Essentially 13th-century, with a classical east end, All Saints is filled with fine fittings including oak box pews, pulpit and communion rails. However, its oldest feature is the Norman south doorway which has zigzag moulding and grotesque birds heads.Look out for the carving of the fiendish little cares of horseman and wild beasts that glare out at you just above the door!

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To locate this church on a map, click on the 'View on map' link that appears below the address information at the top of the page.

Road directions

Travel from Derby to Ashbourne on A52 for 5 miles, then follow brown National Trust signs to Kedleston Hall; the church is directly next to the Hall

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Derby (5 miles). Bus route number 109

OS Reference No.

SK 313 404

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.





 

PDF iconA walk round guide for All Saints' Church, Kedleston (PDF, 1mb)

This short, full colour walk round guide contains a floor plan of the church and highlights of things to see during your visit. You can purchase a printed copy of this from the church (50p) or download in advance (free/optional donation).

PDF iconDerbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland County Guide (PDF, 4.3mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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List of churches in Derbyshire 

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All Saints' Church, Kedleston, Derbyshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There is access for wheelchairs through the chancel door.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.