I am really pleased to welcome historical author, Tim Walker, to my blog for the second time. Tim is a fascinating author who has also co-written with his daughter. Let’s find out about Tim: Tim Walker is an independent author based in Windsor, UK. His background is in marketing, journalism, editing and publications management. He began writing a historical series, […]
Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to my blog. My first Guest Author for 2018 is thriller writer, Marian Lanouette. Let’s find out more about her and her writing. Welcome to my blog Marian, it is really good to have you here. Tell us something about yourself – your past/present career and where you are based: Hi Jane, and […]
David Videcette: My Guest – former Counter Terrorist Detective turned Author: ‘I can’t tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story…’™
I am thrilled to welcome author David Videcette to my blog this week – Author – Media Commentator – Detective I think you are in for a treat as we discover more about his career in Counter Terrorism and his writing. You may well have seen him on TV and heard him on the Radio giving his expert opinion about […]
Kedleston Hall: Part three of my ‘jolly’ there last year – inside All Saints Church with skulls under the floor. Revisiting my blog during lockdown.
As promised here are my photos of the inside of the church of All Saints,
the only survivor of medieval village at Kedleston which Sir Nathaniel Curzon demolished to make way for his new home.
He didn't want to disturb the burial-place of his ancestors so the church was saved.
One enters the church through its oldest surviving feature, the Norman south door.
Most of the late 13th century building is constructed from local Derbyshire sandstone, when the early English style was giving way to the more elaborate Decorated style.
The Church is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
In about 1700 Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 2nd Bt. employed Smith of Warwick to classicise the east wall facing the house.
He put up a sundial inscribed
'Wee shall [soon died all]' next to a skull and crossbones.
The 4th Lord Scarsdale was rector there from 1855-1916, and in 1884-5 he commissioned John Oldrid Scott to undertake a major restoration, which entailed removal of the box pews and the two-decker pulpit.