Monument record MDR4717 - The bridge and cascade, Kedleston Park, Kedleston

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The bridge and cascade were originally designed with a single arch by Robert Adam in 1761 but were redesigned, with three arches, in 1764 and built in 1770- 1771 from ashlar. It stands above a rubblestone cascade. The bridge has three round-arched spans with moulded hoodmoulds and fluted roundels in the spandrels. It has projecting piers with apsed niches and a moulded sill band. The balustraded parapet is divided into three units per span with cast iron balusters. The road on either side has steep approaches with the end walls curving outwards and downwards. (1) A sandstone bridge dated 1769-70, and probably built by Robert Adam, situated in the grounds of Kedleston Hall. (2) The Grade I listed structure is situated between the centre and island lakes, forming a focal point within the park when seen from the house. The bridge and cascade were designed by Robert Adam in 1764 and built between 1769-1771 under the supervision of James Denston. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1335352.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. p 258.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, G (The National Trust). 1989. National Trust Archaeological Survey : Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. p 79, Pl. 2.



Grid reference Centred SK 3126 4071 (78m by 46m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3630

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Record last edited

Jan 28 2015 12:23PM

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