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Capt The Hon W Curzon - Chess Set
Setting Whole White Black Several further photographs are held on file.
Last known location:
Kedleston Hall
Kedleston Park
Kedleston Rd
Nearest postcode:
DE22 5JH

SK 31282 40284
(From online digital mapping)
Location details:
In the library.
Overall type: Chess Set

Overall condition: Good.


An ivory chess set and board in a glazed wooden frame.

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Chess set Ivory c100 c1000 c1000 Good
Case Wood, glass c1000 c1100 c1100 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise..
Chess set: (None)
Old label: These Ivory Chess men and
Chess Board were sent by
Sir William Rumbold Bt. from
Calcutta as a present to Felicité
Lady Scarsdale in December 1815
Extract from
room notes:
The Library contains ... an ivory chess set
which was given to the second Lord Scarsdale's wife in memory of her son
who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo.

Conflicts and people commemorated
Conflict Waterloo Campaign (1815)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
The National Trust.

Local authorities:
After WW1: Kedleston Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Kedleston Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
25 September 1951: The hall was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1311507.

10 February 1972: The hall lies within the Kedleston Conservation Area designated on that date.

The hall lies within Kedleston Hall Park listed in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.

The hall is listed in the Derbyshire Historic Environment Record (formerly the Derbyshire Sites and Monuments Record) HER Number 21901.

The hall is listed in the PastScape register based on the National Monuments Record national historic environment database.

25th June, 2011: Surveyed by Roy Branson and Frances Casey.
Capt Hon William Curzon of the 69th Foot was Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General and third illegitimate son of Nathaniel, 2nd Baron Scarsdale, and Felicité de Wattines.
Page © Roy Branson