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  • The parish was in the Duffield sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2506
1891 R.G. 12 / 2741


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Kedleston area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.

  • The church was built in the 13th century.

  • The church was restored in 1884-85.

  • The church is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

  • The church seats 100.

  • We have been advised (in October 2012) that the churchyard graves have stones that lie flat or they are unmarked.

  • Philip HALLING has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2009.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1600.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Duffield.

  • Marriages at Kedleston, 1600-1837 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • And there is available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's Phillimore's images the 1641 Protestation Roll for this parish.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Duffield sub-district of the Belper Registration District.

Description and Travel

"KEDLESTON, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 4½ miles N.W. of Derby, its post town, 5 S.W. of Belper, and 2 S.W. of Duffield. It is a small village, situated on a branch of the river Derwent, and is a meet for the Hoar-Cross hounds. The land is chiefly rich pasture, and the greater part of the parish is included within the limits of Kedleston Park."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Kedleston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • For centuries, most of the parish was pasturage.

  • Sam STYLES has a photograph of Kedleston Hall on Geo-graph, taken in 2001.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK312403 (Lat/Lon: 52.959148, -1.536991), Kedleston which are provided by:

Military History

  • There's still a trace of World War II in the parish, This FW3/22 pillbox on Lodge Lane is a reminder.

Military Records

There are two Commonwealth War Graves in All Saints churchyard from World War II. They are for:

  1. Ralph O. N. CURZON, captain, Royal Amoured Corps, died 10 July 1940
  2. William FRASER, priv., Pioneer Corps, age 25, died 20 Oct. 1945

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • District governance is provided by the Amber Valley Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Belper Poorlaw Union.
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