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Kedleston Hall

This is the imposing frontage of Kedleston Hall, a National Trust house and estate just North West of Derby.

Kedleston was the home of the Curzon family, Lords Scarsdale, who arrived here in the 12th century. Kedleston Hall is a classical Palladian mansion built for the first Baron Scarsdale between 1759 and 1765. Three architects were involved - Matthew Brettingham of Nottingham drew up the first design which included the colonnades, but he was superseded by Jame Paine who designed and built the centre block, and the building was completed by Robert Adam

Details to make a visit can be found here http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-kedlestonhall

 

Kedleston Hall

This is the imposing frontage of Kedleston Hall, a National Trust house and estate just North West of Derby.

Kedleston was the home of the Curzon family, Lords Scarsdale, who arrived here in the 12th century. Kedleston Hall is a classical Palladian mansion built for the first Baron Scarsdale between 1759 and 1765. Three architects were involved - Matthew Brettingham of Nottingham drew up the first design which included the colonnades, but he was superseded by Jame Paine who designed and built the centre block, and the building was completed by Robert Adam

Details to make a visit can be found here http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-kedlestonhall

 

comments (14)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 29 Jun 2009, 01:16
Out of a collective consciousness, Brian, I see!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Jun 2009, 05:03
Great shot, Brian.

The place needs a tree!
Brian Walbey: Thanks ray, there's plenty of trees round the backsmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jun 2009, 06:39
Thank you for this Brian: very nicely composed
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chris.
Well I got a lot of stick for tilt, but I shall not complain about this fine building Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, I hadn't noticed the tilt, I consider myself suitably upbraided.
  • vintage
  • .Epernay France
  • 29 Jun 2009, 08:08
Big and inpressive building well capture
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 29 Jun 2009, 08:34
Imposing house Brian, well presented
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony.
Quite an impressive structure Brian. Very well captured!
Brian Walbey: A lovely buidling back and front as you will see this week Richard.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jun 2009, 12:41
I'm glad I've seen this in real life; it helps me appreciate and enjoy your view even more.

Looking at the lack of shadows on the grown, I'd say that this was taken around midday or so?
Brian Walbey: Taken during early afternoon Alan, the "bad" time as they say. This was also in complete shade and I had to work hard to bring out some detail.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jun 2009, 12:56
A well balanced shot Brian, very nice indeedsmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tracy.
  • Bernado
  • Sant Boi -Barcelona -
  • 29 Jun 2009, 14:29
It is a very good image.

Congratulations for the photo.

Bernardo
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bernado.
Lovely old buildings....a shame that a lot of them are now in ruins. Nicely presented Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, this certainly isn't a ruin though as you will see during the week.
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY ~~SOUTHSEA~~~ENGLAND
  • 29 Jun 2009, 15:20
The railings would almost have made another Spitfire!Considering this was shot in the shade you have worked wonders, nice effort Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Graham.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jun 2009, 15:59
I am a fan of Palladian style architecture, too- a beautiful pic!- and I like it that the British people took over some Italian flair and style in their own green country- this desire for Italia and Mediterranean life combines us (in Germany it is a long tradition) with the Brits and other North-Europeans, it is a longing for warmth and joy of life- dolce vita, classic art, and a touch of easiness...!
Brian Walbey: This is a lovely building Philine, as are some of the others in the park.
Don't you just love the beautiful symmetry of this!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Bill, a great design.

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