Melbourne: Methodist Church

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One of five churches in the  market town of Melbourne in Derbyshire, the Methodist church was founded in 1870. The building is constructed of rock ashlar and features mullioned tracery windows and pointed arched doorways with corinthian columns. The church replaced an older chapel next door which was converted into a Sunday school.

Melbourne: Cemetery Chapels

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The cemetery chapels of Melbourne were built in the 19th century c1860. The chapels are at right angels to each other with a central tower between them and constructed of rock faced ashlar.

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The tower is topped by an octagonal turret with a slim banded spire.

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The tower has a full width carriage arch through it and both chapels have Caernarvon arched door cases beneath the tower each having double doors (above right). The cemetery chapels are Grade II listed.

Kedleston: All Saint’s Church

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The Church of All Saints is all that remains of the medieval village of Kedleston. Dating back to the 12th century, the church is built of sandstone. Having lived at Kedleston for over 700 years, the Curzon family had some of their stunning memorials in the church designed by famous designers including Robert Adam.

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The south doorway (above right) features beak heads, tympanum and arched zigzag

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Fine oak box pews in the chancel (above left) date to the 18th century

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Richard De Curzon and his wife lie beneath a quatrefoil sunk into the floor. The Church of All Saints is Grade I listed.

Kedleston Hall Gardens

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Integrated boat houses overlook the river and provide idyllic views across the estate.

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The urn on a pedestal (background) is the Monument to Michael Drayton dating to circa 1760 and is Grade II* listed. The lion statue (foreground) is the work of Joseph Wilton which dates to circa 1760 and is also Grade II* listed.

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Dating to circa 1775, the Hexagon Temple is thought to be the work of George Richardson and is Grade II* listed

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Dating to 1770, the bridge was the design of Robert Adam. Grade I listed, water descends beneath the three arches into the middle lake of the grounds.

Repton: The Lodge

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Located next to the Priory Arch entrance to Repton School is the Lodge. Dating to 1896, the Lodge features mullioned and transomed windows, castellated parapet and turret with bell.

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Constructed of coursed squared sandstone and ashlar, the open porch entrance details a broad segmental arch within which is a pointed arched doorway.

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The Lodge is Grade I listed

Giulio Ettore Erler: Madonna con bambino

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Located in an altar in Chiesa di Sant’ Agnese in Treviso, is the canvas painting “Madonna con bambino” – Madonna with child. The painting is the work of the 19th century Italian painter and designer, Giulio Ettore Erler. Although qualified to design, Erler also studied mathematics and kinematics and taught at the Humane Society in Milan.

Exton: John & Alice Harington

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Located along the south aisle in the Church of St Peter & St Paul is the marble tomb monument to John Harington and his wife Alice. They had eight children and John was High Sheriff of Rutland who died in 1524. The tomb features a latin inscription round the verge and the panels around the base detail the Harington Coat of Arms.

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Bedesmen sit besides the head of the alabaster effigies

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A lion and small bedesman sit at the feet of John Harington

 The male effigy is a replica of that of the Earl of Wiltshire with his tomb in St Peter’s Church, Lowick.

Treviso: Chiesa di Santa Caterina

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Located on the Piazzetta Botter is the church of  Saint Catherine. The church forms part of the Complex of St Catherine which includes the Civic Museum of Treviso. The Tuscan Servants of Mary were among the last monastic orders of medieval Italy to settle in Treviso and in 1346, they built a convent which was dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria. During the late 18th century, the church became state property and was used as a military warehouse and barracks.

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The carved monogram above the entrance to the Chapel of the Innocents which was built for the jurist Alberto Motto. He was buried here in 1406.

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The church features Gothic mullion windows and a cornice of hanging arches. The church has undergone several restorations following its original construction with evidence of different periods of its history visible on the building. The complex became the Civic Museums headquarters in 1974.

Exton: Anne Chichester

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At the west end of the north aisle in the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Exton, is a black and white marble chest monument. The chest monument was erected for Anne, the wife of Lord Bruce of Kinloss, who died in 1627. The chest is richly decorated in a classical style with Ionic columns and heraldic shields around the base with the white marble shrouded effigy above.