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All Saints' Church is the only surviving building from the original village.
Kedleston Hall
Kedleston is located in Derbyshire
Location within Derbyshire
OS grid referenceSK311403
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDERBY
Postcode districtDE22
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
52°57′36″N 1°32′17″W / 52.960°N 1.538°W / 52.960; -1.538Coordinates: 52°57′36″N 1°32′17″W / 52.960°N 1.538°W / 52.960; -1.538

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. The population at the 2011 Census was less than 100. Details are included in the civil parish of Mackworth, Amber Valley.


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[edit]

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

George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretary.


  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 Archived 2010-09-16 at the UK Government Web Archive,, accessed 29 September 2010
  6. ^  Turner, William (1913). "Robert of Courçon" . In Herbermann, Charles (ed.). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.

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