Notes on the Geography of The United Kingdom: Kedleston Hall: Photo 7
At Curzon's death in 1925 the house passed to his nephew. He himself dying in 1977 without a male heir, the house passed to a cousin. The cost of maintaining the house, along with the capital tax levied in 1977, forced the sale of the house to the National Trust on condition that the Curzon family be allowed to continue living in the left-hand pavilion. This wasn't a reduction in the style to which they had become accustomed, because the owners had always lived there. The central block was only used on grand occasions, and the right-hand pavilion always housed servants and the kitchen.
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