All Saints is mainly a 13th Century building, but the south doorway is Norman and has the telltale zigzag carving with elaborate, if somewhat worn carvings above the door of horsemen tracking down wild beasties. As with all churches of its era it acts as a testimonial to the wealthy and influential property owners in the case of Kedleston that is, of course the Curzon family. There are some outstanding marble tombs the largest being in the most prominent chapel opposite the entrance. The white marble almost glows with a spooky aura as the sun casts a myriad of colours around the carefully crafted monument. A monument with considerate angels tending to the needs of Lord Curzon and his wife, Mary. It is, as I read somewhere, "a dazzling white tomb" lovingly constructed under the direct supervision of Lord Curzon on the death of his beloved wife. The tomb is encased behind a chapel screen with a contrasting green translucent quart floor and a black plinth, giving a contrasting and yet lavish appearance. Its a stunning and dominant sight.
I can confirm that this is a very nice church inside and perhaps sometime I might show a selection of photos I took.
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